An interesting bit about vintage steel tubular furniture as well:
Steel indoor and outdoor furniture has been popular in this country since the 20’s. Around 1925, Marcel Breuer, the Bauhaus furniture designer and architect, began working with tubular steel, having been impressed with the light weight and strength of the handlebars of a bicycle. The resulting furniture designs by Breuer and others using this material are some of the most important of the period.
Structurally, the cantilevered tubular steel furniture we sell on Mulberry Street is directly inspired by their innovative work. But production of all outdoor furniture came to a sudden halt when the United States entered World War II and factories began churning out products supporting the war effort.Visit their site here.