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Wassily Chair

leather armchair with metal structure (1925)

The Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer chair, and consists of a tubular steel frame. Seat, back and armrests in leather.

Marcel Breuer designed the chair No. B3, commonly known as the Wassily chair for the residence of Kandinsky's Dessau, where was the Bauhaus school. This chair has a fundamental importance because its structure is realized by using for the first time a steel tube (20 mm in diameter).

It is said that Breuer's Adler bicycle inspired him to use tubular steel to construct the chair and that this proved an excellent material being readily available in large quantities.

The model of the chair, designed in 1925, undergoes several transformations over time. In 1927, the frame is constructed of the current version, consisting of a continuous tube (no joints) that circumscribes bending several times a cubic space.

Initially, the Wassily Chair is produced by the company founded by Breuer of Standard-Mobel Lengyel in 1929 that is absorbed by Thonet.

The chair chevanta over 80 years of history is still extremely relevant, stylish and represents an optimal solution for office furniture to the house.

The signature of Marcel Breuer and impressed into the base of each piece of furniture.The Wassily chair, like many other designs of the modernist movement, is mass produced in the fifties and sixties and being a classic design is still for sale. The design rights belong to Knoll in New York but the reproductions (unauthorized) are produced throughout the world.

In the version produced by Knoll, on each item shows the number of production corresponding to the certificate of identification and authenticity. One of the classic KnollStudio, created after the original specifications provided by Marcel Breuer.

Awards:The Museum of Modern Art Award, 1968Recognition of "Work of Art" Germany, 1982

Structure:
Tubular steel with polished chrome finish.Seat in leather or Cordura.Each chair comes with the feet in molded plastic, easily applicable to the base, if necessary (for hard floors).

Finishes:
Leather upholstery is available in thick black, brown, tan, gray or white-beige.The Cordura fabric and available in black, brown, blue, green, gray or red. Chrome stem.Dimensions:L 79 cm x 70 cm D x 72 cm, seat height: 42 cm