Posted on Wed Apr 25 2018
I am selling my beloved chair that I have basically treated as sculpture in my apartment. We have barely sat in on it and was really a huge conversation piece in our living room. This is an Italian reproduction with incredible quality leather that is tight and dense. I bought it off of a collector 3 years ago who mainly had it in storage for many years. A very special chair with chrome fully intact and leather properly bound. From the DWR website: In spirit and stature, Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair (1925) from Knoll has few equals. Believed to be the first bent tubular steel chair design, the Wassily Chair distills the traditional club chair to a series of strong, spare lines, executed with dynamic material counterpoint. The gleaming chrome-finished tubular steel frame - inspired by the graceful, curving handlebars of the Adler bicycle - is seamless in its assemblage. Thick cowhide leather, belting leather or canvas slings create the design's seating surfaces, which maintain their crisp tautness for decades. Named for Wassily Kandinsky, 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. Made in Italy.