Authentic Vintage Mid Century Modern Wassily Chair
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About this set of 2 Authentic Vintage Mid Century Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll.
Presenting this stunning pair of Wassily Chairs in Brown Leather. These chairs have kept very well over the course of the last 40+ Years. Authenticated first hand by a Knoll representative.
Made in the early 1970's. These chairs display beautiful chocolate brown leather with all of the luxurious appointments that only older authentic Wassily's can boast of.
These Appoinments include:
- Excellently aged leather in great condition (Premium thick leather)
- Tubular Chrome with solid chrome ends
- Original Slight Curve in the sled base to create 4 points of contact for excellent stability
- Original black alan screws at joined points
Width 31" / Depth 27" / 28.5"
Seat Height - 16.5"
The metal frame has been cleaned to bring the metal into great form while still leaving some tasteful vintage patina in tact.
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About the Designer:
Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. He left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States.
In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his signal innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies van der Rohe and others.
Breuer’s attention gradually shifted from design to architecture, and, at the urging of Gropius, he joined his mentor in 1937 on the faculty of Harvard and in an architectural practice.
His most famous furniture pieces are those made of tubular steel, which include the Wassily chair — named after Wassily Kandinsky and recognizable for its leather-strap seating supports.
Breuer eventually sold his furniture collection to the Italian design company Gavina SpA. In large part it was the Breuer Collection that motivated Knoll to acquire Gavina in 1968. Along with the Wassily Chair - the collection included the Cesca side chair and Laccio table collection — both modern classics in their own right.
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