Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was a Hungarian designer known as one of the champions of the modern design movement, and respected for both his architectural and furniture designs. He studied and served as a master carpenter at the Bauhaus and later taught at Harvard during World War II. Breuer's work was strongly influenced by his relationships with three of the giants of his era: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius. He became well-known for his tubular steel furniture. Over the course of his career, Marcel Breuer earned a number of honors, including the AIA's Gold Medal and Jefferson Foundation Medal.