Design That Dared: 8 Pieces That Changed Furniture Forever

A look back at a century’s worth of essential—and sometimes forgotten—items that challenged the status quo of interior design.

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B32 Chair, Marcel Breuer, 1928

A household staple nowadays, this Bauhaus-era chair with its cantilever support and single tube of chrome steel was part of the very invention of “industrial design” in the interwar period. Imagine seeing this after centuries of sitting on wood.