Inspired by the handlebars of the vintage leather Adler bicycle, the Wassily Chair is an icon of modern Bauhaus design. Its 3mm thick sidewall, heavy-duty seamless tubular steel frame, and sleek and sturdy leather straps offer an unmatched modern masculine appeal. The perfect backward angle of 20 degrees and its suspended seat provides surprising comfort for such a bold linear chair.Materials & Features:
- Frame structure: highly polished #304 grade tubular stainless steel frame with chrome finish; silver welded joints
- Premium Top Grain / Aniline / Vintage Leather, Cowhide leather slings
- Include four snap-on plastic glides attached to the legs to protect your floors
- All upholstery materials and fill content are non-toxic and fire-resistant
Marcel Breuer (1902- 1981) was born in Hungary and later studied and taught at the Bauhaus in Dessau. There, he became one of the very first designers who would create furniture with tubular steel. Apparently, the elegantly curved tubular steel handlebars of his Adler bicycle inspired him to work with this material. The process of manufacturing seamless, tubular steel had just been invented by the German steel manufacturer Mannesmann. For the auditorium in Dessau, Breuer developed a number of different pieces of furniture, all of which were lightweight, affordable and hygienic. At that time, this was absolutely revolutionary for a number of reasons. It used new materials like leather or bent steel, and most importantly, it looked absolutely different than anything else that had ever been designed before. As such, it does not seem surprising that Marcel Breuer"s creation evaded popularity, much to his disappointment. After his Bauhaus career, Breuer spent some time in Berlin, designing private residences, buildings and commercial spaces. Later in his career, he also created innovative wooden furniture but his most famous design is definitely the Wassily Chair.