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Wassily Chair

By Marcel Breuer, from Knoll
$2,497.75
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This item is custom made just for you. As such, it is non-cancellable and non-returnable.

Lead Time

Black Cowhide Leather or Simply Red Spinneybeck Belting Leather ship within 4-5 weeks. All other options ship within 12 weeks.

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Design by Marcel Breuer, 1925.
By Knoll.

Marcel Breuer began working with bent steel framing after buying his first bicycle. The designer admired the functional design of the bicycle's tubed frame and began experimenting with bent steel tubing – pushing it further, in the interest of furniture design. Featuring leather strips suspended on steel tubes, the Wassily Chair was the first of its kind and became an instant classic. After its introduction, the chair was named for the artist Wassily Kandinsky, who had one of the innovative armchairs in his office. The Wassily Chair eventually furnished much of the Bauhaus where Breuer studied. It has remained in constant production and is today an indisputable symbol of modernism.

Product Features:

  • Frame is seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish
  • Four plastic glides snap into pre-drilled holes on base of the chair
  • KnollStudio logo and signature of Marcel Breuer are stamped into the base of the chair
  • 27 Spinneybeck belting leather colors with edges dyed to match
  • White, Beige and Light Brown Spinneybeck thick cowhide leathers
  • 8 Spinneybeck haired hide options
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

Dimensions
  • 31"W X 27.5"D X 29"H
  • Seat Height: 16.5"H
Material(s)
Seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish and cowhide or Spinneybeck belting leather
Manufacturer Specifications
Specifications Sheet 1, Specifications Sheet 2
Item Number
KNL-50L
Model(s)
50L

Design by Marcel Breuer, 1925.
By Knoll.

Marcel Breuer began working with bent steel framing after buying his first bicycle. The designer admired the functional design of the bicycle's tubed frame and began experimenting with bent steel tubing – pushing it further, in the interest of furniture design. Featuring leather strips suspended on steel tubes, the Wassily Chair was the first of its kind and became an instant classic. After its introduction, the chair was named for the artist Wassily Kandinsky, who had one of the innovative armchairs in his office. The Wassily Chair eventually furnished much of the Bauhaus where Breuer studied. It has remained in constant production and is today an indisputable symbol of modernism.

Product Features:

  • Frame is seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish
  • Four plastic glides snap into pre-drilled holes on base of the chair
  • KnollStudio logo and signature of Marcel Breuer are stamped into the base of the chair
  • 27 Spinneybeck belting leather colors with edges dyed to match
  • White, Beige and Light Brown Spinneybeck thick cowhide leathers
  • 8 Spinneybeck haired hide options
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

Knoll

Knoll was founded in 1938 by Hans and Florence Knoll who sought to create new types of furniture and environments for the home and workplace. Their approach was to join craftsmanship with technology through the use of design and to create beautiful home furnishings that stood the test of time visually, functionally and practically. The pair sought out designers willing to change the landscape of modern design. With pioneering modernists like Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Richard Schultz they built a brand that today contains many of the hallmarks of modern design.

Knoll enjoys brand recognition throughout the world for its modern classics as well as groundbreaking new products formulated under new designer partnerships. Few companies can match the array of Knoll products, which combine a modernist aesthetic with residential appeal. This point of view nurtured by Florence Knoll, has become the trademark of Knoll design. The Knoll name offers a rich design history - a legacy of iconic designers and inventive new collaborations. Their focus on quality and responsible manufacturing means that each piece transcends multiple generations in both use and appeal.

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Marcel Breuer

Protégé of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer embodied many of the School's distinctive concepts and was and one of the School's most famous students. He returned shortly thereafter to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928, and during this time designed his tubular-steel furniture collection: functional, simple and distinctly modern. His attention drifted towards architecture, and after practicing privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Gropius. Breuer was also honored as the first architect to be the sole artist of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Wassily Chair was named after his Bauhaus roommate Wassily Kandinsky, the Cesca after his daughter Francesca.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wassily chair is an absolute piece of art. The Wassily chair from Knoll follows the extra steps in manufacturing producing an extremely well made and balanced chair. The quality of the leather, stitching, smooth welds etc. combine to take an simple piece of furniture into an elegant work of art.
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The strap that goes in the back of the wassily chair has cracked from age. How can we replace it.

Asked by: davidb
Hello David, and thanks for reaching out. Although we are a retailer for Knoll, for these types of issues we suggest you reach out to Knoll directly. They have a Textile division that can advise you on the best solution for replacement material. You can reach them at 866-565-5858. You can also view their website on the link below. http://www.knoll.com/shop/knolltextiles We hope this helps! If you have additional questions, please call one of our knowledgeable product specialists. Brian, YLiving Customer Support 866-842-6209
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