From 1925, Marcel Breuer headed the Bauhaus furniture workshop in Weimar and began his experiments with designs of tubular steel furniture. His club chair B3 or Wassily Chair attracted the most attention. For the design is one of the most spectacular works at the Bauhaus - for the first time an armchair was reduced to its most minimal basic form.
Born in Hungary, Marcel Breuer is one of the most important Bauhaus designers. Breuer was also interested in making his works accessible to a large audience. At first, however, the "skin and bone chairs" were only popular with a small avant-garde. After the closure of the Bauhaus, Breuer immigrated via Switzerland to England, then to the USA, where he became an important architect. Interest in his early tubular steel designs slackened, and it was not until the 1960s that the B3 club chair was reissued by the Italian company Gavina under the name Wassily Chair (after the artist and Bauhaus master Wassily Kandinsky). After the takeover of Gavina by Knoll, the club chairs were manufactured by Knoll International. Each Wassily armchair bears a Marcel Breuer logo on its frame and has an individual production number.
cowhide leather black, light brown or cream white
Frame made of round tubular steel, chrome-plated, sled frame with plastic glides
Signed with Knoll Studio and the signature of Marcel Breuer
Dimensions: 79 x 69 cm, height 73 cm, seat height 42 cm