Monday, November 12, 2012

Marcel Breuer

The  Wassily Chair is constructed of tubular steel with a polished chrome finish, as well as a thick Leatherette in black, brown, or white. German designer Marcel Breuer  conceived the original Wassily chair while an apprentice at Bauhaus in 1925. Inspired by the bicycle and named after Breuer's friend and contemporary Wassily Kandinsky, the Wassily chair has endured as art and furniture for nearly a century.  

The Wassily Chair, 1925
The Wassily Chair was designed in 1925 and seems to be his more experimental phase in design. The actual piece was inspired by the shape and form of bicycle handlebars and was made for Wassily Kandinsky, an influential Russian painter and art theorist of the time. The frame was made from tubular steel which later became chrome plated and the seat came in a black canvas, fabric or leather.

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