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Draftsman on Frank House c. 1939.

 

 

Draftsman worked on Rand House c. 1949.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President, General Panel Corp. His company proposed sending Breuer on a trip to Europe to survey the possibilities of introducing their methods of mass production to the building industries in France, Switzerland and Hungary.

Employee, Agricultural Research Council. In 1947, Waddington expressed interest in purchasing two Isokon tables.

Executive Charleston Wood Products, Inc. He expressed interest in manufacturing Breuer's plywood furniture designs.

 

Wagner requested materials from Breuer for a book entitled "Modern Houses."

1885 - 1957

German architect and urban planner. He apprenticed with Herman Muthesius and Fritz Schumacher, before holding a number of urban planning positions in Rüstringen, Schöneberg and Berlin. He was deeply interested in the provision of affordable housing and oversaw the construction of some of the most famous housing settlements of the Weimar period, including Hufeisensiedlung and Siemensstadt. The Nazis removed Wagner from his post as head of...

Secretary, Vassar College Alumnae Office.

 

Executive, Universal Moulded Products Company Ltd. Breuer spoke to Walker about post-war housing.

Assistant to the President, Vassar College.

Tribunal Clerk, American Arbitration Association. Wall informed Breuer and his client, James Smith, about the process for initiating arbitration to resolve a contract dispute.

Director, Design Division, District Public Works Office, Third Naval District. Breuer offered his services to the Navy in an unsuccessful attempt to generate business for his office.

Employee, Firma B. Feder. Walter Gropius requested that his company supply a bed for the Deutsche Werkbund section of the 1930 Paris exhibition organized by the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.

Employee, N. W. Ayer and Son.

Employee, Isokon, Ltd.

Field Accounting Supervisor, Eastern Air Lines, Inc. Breuer designed ticket offices for the airline in the Boston Statler Hotel.

Walter Gropius requested photographs of Warnecke's work so that he and Breuer could select objects to be included in the Deutsche Werkbund section of the 1930 Paris exhibition organized by the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.

Employee, British Aluminium Co. His company expressed interest in producing Breuer's aluminum furniture designs.

Employee, Ketcham Pump Co., Inc. At Breuer's request, Washburne sent literature on a Shallow Well Pump for possible use at the Breuer cottage.

Painting subcontractor for the second Breuer house in New Canaan, CT.

Publisher. His publishing house printed texts on architecture including the first extensive publication of drawings and photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture in 1911 and the first issue of Camillo Sitte and Theodor Goecke’s Der Städtebau in 1904.

Employee, Pillsbury and Vaughan. Her company provided fabrics for the Weizenblatt House. Wasson-Tucker was born in Vienna in 1911. She received a degree in architectural engineering in 1935. She worked as an assistant to Alvar and Aino Aalto on the Finnish Pavilion for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. From 1941 to 1943, she was a partner at Artek, the furniture company founded...

Employee, MBA (Marcel Breuer Associates).

Deputy Chairman, John Lewis and Co., Ltd. Walter Gropius designed display stands for his store's showroom. Breuer took over the installation of the furniture displays after Gropius immigrated to the United States to begin his job at Harvard. The displays prominently featured Isokon furniture.

Employee, United States Plywood Corp. His company supplied plywood doors for projects like the Breuer Cottage and the Robinson House.

Manager, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. His company supplied the glass for many of Breuer's residential projects.

President, Municipal Civil Service Commission, the City of New York. His office solicited applications for inclusion in a list of architects "particularly qualified for municipal appointment."

Contractor for the Wolfson Trailer House.

Employee, Pitt and Scott Corp.

American Correspondent, The Daily Herald (London). Webb wanted to publish the Frank House in the magazine The Ideal Home.

Heating and plumbing subcontractor who worked on the Chamberlain Cottage and the addition to Breuer's own house in Lincoln, MA.

Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of the State of New York.

Employee, Jens Risom Design, Inc. His firm supplied furniture for the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Weddle worked in the Office of the General Manager and Consulting Engineer, Vassar College.

Employee, Cadbury Brothers, Ltd. Weekes purchased two sets of nesting tables when Jack Pritchard sold off the remaining Isokon stock in 1946.

Walter Gropius and Breuer contacted Dr. Wegener, hoping to solicit his help convincing manufacturers to participate in the Deutsche Werkbund section of the 1930 Paris exhibition organized by the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.

Project Engineer, the Austin Co. His company was the consulting engineer for Breuer's design of the exterior of the Abraham and Straus department store in Hempstead, NY.

Architect and engineer based in la Paz, Bolivia. Weidlinger knew Breuer in Hungary and had worked with György Kepes and László Moholy-Nagy. In Bolivia, Weidlinger was associated with a factory manufacturing wood and metal goods. After seeing photographs of Breuer's houses and furnishings in Architectural Forum, he asked Breuer for advice on manufacturing plywood furniture in his country.

Chief Technical Consultant, Program Requirements Branch, National Housing Agency. Weidlinger researched prefabrication as means of addressing the postwar housing crisis in the United States.

 

Founder, William H. Weintraub and Co., Inc. In 1949, Weintraub hired Breuer to design the interiors for his advertising agency, located on the 17th floor of a building at 488 Madison Avenue.

Sales Promotion Manager, Fred Medard Manufacturing Co. His firm manufacturing athletic equipment and lockers.

Legal advisor to Société Thonet Frères. He wrote to a Mr. Frank regarding his patent's infringement on existing patents filed by Breuer for tubular steel chairs.

Weissberger provided Breuer with a letter of introduction to Eduardo Santos, the former President of Columbia.

Patent attorney. Weissmahr was involved in patenting Breuer’s furniture in Hungary.

Client. In 1940, Dr. Weizenblatt commissioned a house in Asheville, NC. from Gropius and Breuer.

Comptroller, Vassar College.

Carpenter who worked on the interiors of some of Breuer's residential projects.

Contract Department, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. His company supplied the glass for many of Breuer's residential projects.

Library Committee member of the Board of Education, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The Board of Education hired Breuer to design the Grosse Point Public Library.

Secretary of the Headquarters Committee, UNESCO.

 

Director, Department of Business and Finance, Board of Education, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The Board of Education hired Breuer to design the Grosse Point Public Library.

Employee, Neergaard, Agnew and Craig. Westermann gave Breuer updates on the political maneuverings surrounding a possible commission for the Tompkins County Hospital.

Employee, Altamira, Inc. His company supplied furniture for the first Gagarin House.

Chief, Professional Services, General Services Administration.

Brown Lightning Protection.

Employee, Aluminum Company of America.

Project Manager, Piracci Construction Co., Inc. White's firm submitted an estimate for the first Hooper House, but Harry A. Hudgins Co. received the job.

Employee, Philco Corp. Philco manufactured the combination radio-phonograph-television combination unit for the House in the Museum Garden.

Hardware supplier. Whitehall expressed interest in bidding on the hardware for the Ferry Cooperative Dormitory at Vassar College, but the contract went to Elmer T. Hebert, Inc.

Subcontractor on the Tompkins House.

Chief, Exhibit Section, Pictures Division, News and Features Bureau, Office of War Information. Breuer's work, including Aluminum City Terrace and the Ford and Chamberlain Houses, was featured in a 1944 exhibition of American Architecture, entitled "America Builds," which was staged by the Office of War Information in Stockholm, Sweden.

Employee, Ostrander and Eshleman Inc. His firm supplied hardware for many of Breuer's residential projects.

Engineer, Blackall, Clapp, Whittemore and Clark. Whittemore was the heating consultant for the for the Weizenblatt House.

 

Employee, Knoll Associates, Inc. Knoll was one of the earliest suppliers of modern furniture in the United States and provided furniture for many of Breuer's projects, including the Pack House.

President, Board of Education, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The Board of Education hired Breuer to design the Grosse Point Public Library.

Employee, Hope's Windows, Inc. His company supplied windows for many of Breuer's projects.

Art Buyer, N. W. Ayer and Son, Inc. His company asked Breuer for permission to use Breuer's first house in New Canaan, CT. in a telephone advertisement appearing in architecture publications.

Boston Correspondent, Engineering News-Record. Wilder hoped to publish Breuer and Lawrence Anderson's design for a Cambridge War Memorial.

Draftsman.

Employee, Federal Works Agency, United States Housing Authority.

Employee, Pilotis magazine. He wanted to publish an article on Breuer's Ferry Cooperative Dormitory.

Employee, N. V. Induventa. He wanted to license Breuer's furniture in Holland.

Employee, National Broadcasting Company, Inc. He approached Breuer about designing a mobile kitchen unit for their studio and about auditioning for Dr. James Angell's public service television show.

Employee, Chamberlain Co. of America, Inc. His company manufactured and installed weather strips.

Director of Art, Fremont Public Schools. She sent questionnaires to Breuer and Gropius investigating the influence of the Bauhaus on American education.

Employee, The Architectural Forum.

Employee, Wm. H. Jackson Sales Corp.

Construction Department, New England District, Otis Elevator Co. Willman was the elevator consultant for Breuer's proposed design for the Almy, Bigelow and Washburn department store in Salem, MA.

Estimating Department, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. His company supplied the glass for many of Breuer's residential projects.

Employee, Vulcan Rail and Construction Co. His company manufactured the sunshade for the Smith House.

President, Wilson Construction Co., Inc. Wilson requested more information about the Aluminum Terrace City defense housing project in order to determine whether they wanted to bid on the job.

Secretary in the Breuer office ca. 1956-1958.

Manager, Hope Windows, Inc. His company supplied windows for many of Breuer's projects including Breuer's house in Lincoln, MA., the Chamberlain Cottage, the Fischer House,and the Robinson House among others.

Contributor of photographs to the Deutsche Werkbund section of the 1930 Paris exhibition organized by the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.

Advertising Manager, Hunter Douglas Corp. He asked Breuer for photos of projects using venetian blinds for a revised edition of the "Flexalum Guide to Better Interiors."

Chief Draftsman, Topper and Griggs, Inc. His firm was the engineering and steel subcontractor for the foundation reinforcing and column base details of the first Gagarin House.

Executive Director of Housing, Baltimore, MD.

Caretaker, Smith House

In 1948, Witalis commissioned a house in King's Point, Long Island. Breuer entered arbitration over unpaid bills but the two men settled the dispute privately.

Journalist. She requested an interview with Breuer for a series of articles on outstanding architect for the Schweizer Illustrierter Zeitung and Das Ideale Heim.

Director, Program Requirements Branch, National Housing Agency. Breuer asked him to assess the rent computation for a proposed Duplex-Apartment Complex.

Lawyer from Burgkunstadt. Wolf first asked Walter Gropius to design his house. Gropius declined the commission due to its small size but suggested Breuer as a replacement. In September of 1933, Breuer send Wolf a draft contract for the house but no further records of the project exist.

Contract Division, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Wolf's company supplied furniture for projects such as the entrance hall of the B. B. Chemical Co.

Lawyer and partner in the firm, Rackemann, Sawyer and Brewster. He provided Breuer with the names of people to contact about housing and industrial plant design during a trip to Washington, D.C.

Client. In 1950, Wolfson commissioned a house to be annexed to a trailer he has been using as a studio in Pleasant Valley, NY.

Associate in Breuer's office from 1966 to 1981.

Plumbing and heating subcontractor for the Robinson House.

Manager, Sales Promotion Department, the Master Builders Co. Wood's company manufactured concrete hardeners and waterproofing masonry treatments and finishes.

Contractor for the first Breuer house in New Canaan, CT. and the Mills House. Breuer was not happy with the delays on his own house, threatening to terminate the contract if the work was not completed to his satisfaction.

Employee, James A. Moynes and Co. His company completed carpentry work and manufactured ceiling light grilles for the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Executive, Woodle Construction and Supply Co., Inc. His company was the contractor for the second Breuer house in New Canaan, CT., the Marshad House, the Pack House and the Rand House.

Employee, Elmer T. Hebert, Inc. His company supplied hardware for projects such as the Marshad House and the first Gagarin House.

Worden inquired into building a version of the House in the Museum Garden.

President, the Laminated Process Co. Breuer asked him to assess the construction methods for the chairs designed for the Museum of Modern Art's Low-Cost Furniture Competition.

Employee, Department of Architecture, Museum of Modern Art.

Employee, New Canaan Electric Co. Wraible was the electrical subcontractor for the second Breuer house in New Canaan, CT.

1867 - 1959

American architect. Though his style changed significantly over the course of his career, Wright was most well-known for his Prairie Style houses, characterized by their horizontal massing and overhanging low-pitched roofs. Wright’s open plans and interlocking spatial arrangements were an important influence on the development of European Modernist architecture. His most well-known projects include the Robie House, Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum.

Editor (?), The Architects' Journal.

Buyer, Furniture Department, Kendal Milne and Co. Kendal Milne was a Manchester department store that carried the Isokon Long Chair.

Employee, Lewis C. Bowers and Sons, Inc., builders. Wright's company submitted an estimate for the construction of the Lauck House, but the contract was awarded to the Golden Construction Co.

Employee, Ostrander and Eshleman Inc. His firm supplied hardware for many of Breuer's residential projects.

1895 - 1973

American architect and professor. In 1919, Wurster received a degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1926 to 1943 he headed his own firm in San Francisco, designing over 200 houses which combined international modernism with local materials. In 1943, Wurster studied urban planning at Harvard University. A year later, in 1944, he became Dean of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Contractor. He submitted an estimate for the construction of the Tibby House. The estimate proved too high and the clients decided not to build.