chrome frame with 7 brown fabric strips: 2 at each arm and back, large strip for seat

© Marcel Breuer %2F Standard M%C3%B6bel

"Wassily" armchair, model B3, c. 1926

This armchair helped change the course of the furniture industry in the early 1900s. Marcel Lajos Breuer used tubular steel and canvas in the design, instead of wood and other conventional materials. Breuer was reportedly inspired by the lightness of his bicycle frame, made of strong tubular steel, and wanted to use the material in his furniture design. The chair is nicknamed “Wassily” because of painter Wassily Kandinsky’s appreciation of the chair.

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Breuer and Mobel, Wassily Armchair (#770)
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Title
"Wassily" armchair, model B3
Artist Life
American (born Hungary), 1902–1981
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2002.133.1
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chrome frame with 7 brown fabric strips: 2 at each arm and back, large strip for seat

© Marcel Breuer / Standard Möbel

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