The Marcel Breuer Style Wassily Chair is a high quality reproduction in the style of the original design.
Named for Wassily Kandinksy, the father of abstract painting and a colleague of Breuer's at the Bauhaus, the Wassily Chair is a symbol of the industrial heroism and engineering invention of the early 20th century.
A most elementary transparent form became possible in the age of massive grandfather armchairs. Visual lightness was achieved by this typical Breuer Bauhaus design of an easy chair in bent steel pipe. The black strips give it a touch of luxury. This armchair is an example of a so called minimax solution: the best use of the specific character of material and form of each element in order to obtain both light weight and maximum strength. Breuer distinguishes in fact between elements that best resist to compression, the tubular frame and those that best resist to traction, the leather strips. Examples of minimax solutions abound both in nature, like in bones, seeds or leaves, and in technical objects, like kites, dinghies and tents.
The name Marcel Breuer is only used to describe the characteristics of the goods made to the original design, and not as a trade mark.
Beaux produits, fidèlement réalisés. Finitions cuirs et inox parfaites. Service attentionné (un petit patin manquant immédiatement ré-envoyé par retour courrier) Grand merci à NIKKI et à COLIN pour leur gentillesse.
Polite customer service, the product appears well made and very authentic. I am very pleased with the quality considering the price is so reasonable.