Knoll Wassily Chair

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At the age of 23, Marcel Breuer first began experimenting with bent tubular steel while he was still at the Bauhaus. He was intrigued by bicycles and how the form of the handlebars hadn’t changed for thirty years. After sharing his ideas about the material with a new architect friend, he created his own version of the traditional club chair. In 1925, the Wassily Chair was born and was named after Wassily Kandinsky—Breuer’s colleague at the Bauhaus who had become known as the father of abstract painting. Today, Knoll produces the chair to Breuer's original specifications and stamps each piece with his signature and the KnollStudio logo. Made in Italy, the tubular steel frame is completed with a polished chrome finish and the seat itself is made of thick slings that hold well over time. You can choose from a range of fabric or leathers, including 27 Spinneybeck® belting leather colors.

Photo: Courtesy of Knoll

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