This Marcel Breuer style Wassily Chair is a high quality reproduction in the style of the original design.
Marcel Breuer combined the gleaming, bent chrome steel frame, comprised of a series of strong, spare lines, with thick leather slings used for the seat, back and armrests. He christened the finished product the Model B3. It was then that influential Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky noticed and admired the chair, and Breuer designed another specifically for his friend. Thus the Wassily Chair – and the legend surrounding it – was born.
Breuer designed the Wassily chair in the mid 1920’s, while he served as head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus. The groundbreaking design was only made possible by a recent advance in German steel manufacturing that allowed for the production of seamless steel tubing. Tubing that had a seam could not be bent – it would collapse. But this new, seamless steel opened up an entire new world of design possibilities that Breuer and his colleagues eagerly explored.
More than 80 years after its creation, the first chair ever fashioned from bent steel tubing remains as fresh, modern and desirable as when it was first introduced. With its clean lines and elegant construction, The Wassily Chair is a work of functional art truly worthy of its illustrious name.
The name Marcel Breuer is only used to describe the characteristics of the goods made to the original design, and not as a trade mark.
Mirror polished tubular stainless steel frame.
Choose from Black or White.
Thick faux leather seating and arm rest.
Supplied fully assembled.
Dimensions: 71.5cm Height x 79cm Width x 74cm Depth
Seat Height: 42cm
Availability: Pre-order (6-8 weeks)