The “African” or “Romantic” chair. was designed by Marcel Breuer with textile by Gunta Stölzl in 1921 when the two were students at the Bauhaus. It is made of oak and cherrywood painted with water-soluble color, and brocade of gold, hemp, wool, cotton, silk, and other fabric threads, interwoven by various techniques with twined hemp ground. This chair embodies the spirit of the early Bauhaus like no other object. It is the first work by Marcel Breuer, who later went on to write design history with his tubular steel furniture. Today, it is a part of the collection of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin.