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Design by Marcel Breuer, 1925.
Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he conceived the first tubular steel chair based on the tubed frame of a bicycle, a product he greatly admired for its functional design. The construction of leather strips suspended on steel tubes was the first chair of its kind, a classic and a symbol of modernism. Later named for the artist, Wassily Kandinsky, who had one of the innovative armchairs in his office, it is made of tubular steel finished in polished chrome.
The Wassily Chair is Greenguard certified. The KnollStudio logo and signature of Marcel Breuer is stamped into the base of the chair.
Material(s): Seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish and cowhide or Spinneybeck belting leather
The Wassily chair is an absolute piece of art.
By: Buyer, Designer (NYC)
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.
Designer: 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.View other products by Marcel Breuer
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