Wassily Chair

Marcel Breuer
Where to Buy
Knoll, Zorrobot

Is this the first mention of the Wassily chair on Minimalissimo? Possibly, but it has likely been showcased as a staple to an interior design previously featured. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructivist theories of the De Stjil movement, Marcel Breuer was still an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he reduced the classic club chair to its elemental lines and planes, forever changing the course of furniture design. Produced by Knoll, the chair has proved to be a timeless design, not only because of its distinctive form, but also for its comfort. You can now customise the belts of the chair too with a wide variety of finishes, but let's be honest—why would you want to?

A champion of the modern movement and protégé of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer is equally celebrated for his achievements in architecture and furniture. Breuer was a student and subsequently a master carpenter at the Bauhaus in the early 1920s. His entire body of work, both architecture and furniture, embodies the driving Bauhaus objective to reconcile art and industry. While at the Bauhaus, Breuer revolutionised the modern interior with his tubular-steel furniture collection. His first designs, including the Wassily, remain among the most identifiable icons of the modern furniture movement.

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