- Iconic design from 1925
- Simple classic luxury
- Gorgeous combination of leather and steel
- Volume m3 : 0.5800
- Seating height :45
- Designers :Marcel Breuer
- Height :72cm
- Width :79cm
- Depth :70cm
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Inspired by the lightweight frame of a bike and named after Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer's 1925 chair is an exercise in (deceptive)simplicity, its combination of tubular steel and belting leather resulting in an unexpectedly relaxing and comfortable seat. It's available in various colours and works well in an office environment - perfect for an informal meeting - or at home: combine it with one or more of our Florence Knoll sofas or the LC2 series.
THE STORY BEHIND THE WASSILY CHAIR
While many people believe that Marcel Breuer's seminal design was named after Wassily Kandinsky, it actually only became known as the 'Wassily' Chair decades later, when the painter's admiration for the design became more widely known. The fact that the chair looks as cutting-edge today as it did almost 90 years ago is testament to how innovative its combination of tubular steel and leather upholstery was. Inspired to use bent, shaped steel by early bicycle making techniques, Breuer's most enduring design is still a real delight.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
1902 (Hungary) -1981 (United States)
Hungarian designer Marcel Lajos Breuer may be recognised for designing UNESCO's headquarters in Paris in 1953, but he also left a long-lasting influence on interior design. One of his most important projects was his innovative 1926 steel club armchair. Now renamed the Wassily chair after Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. It was hailed a breakthrough in interior design. After spending time in Europe and London, and then moving to America, Breuer dedicated most of his later career to architectural projects. He was occasionally involved in designing furniture for important cultural buildings such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, but received more recognition as an architect than as an interior designer.