Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily lounge chair by Knoll, Circa 1970. Magnificent Marcel Breuer Wassily lounge chair by Knoll circa 1970, the chair with top quality tan saddle leather strapping on a chrome tubular base, inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructivist theories of the De Stjil movement, Marcel Breuer was still an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he reduced the Classic club chair to its elemental lines and planes, forever changing the course of furniture design, this chair is offered in excellent original condition with a wonderful patina, there is no makers mark to the frame as stamps were introduced at a later date, reserve now.
Provenance: From the estate of private collection in London About: While at the Bauhaus, Breuer designed the Wassily Chair for which he became best known, the innovation of the chair, named after fellow Bauhaus member and friend Wassily Kandinsky. “This iconic tubular steel chair, inspired by the bicycle frames and made with the latest in steel-bending technology, was given its nickname when it was reproduced by Italian manufacturer Gavina.” Knoll acquired the Gavina Group in 1968 and has produced the Wassily Chair, as well as Breuer’s Laccio Tables and Cesca Chairs, ever since. Breuer’s pioneering designs and rationalist aesthetic that shaped the Bauhaus school of thought. “Breuer’s work was in many was a perfect demonstration of the Bauhaus’ ideals of art meeting industry. Early versions of the Wassily Chair were only made possible due to,” the advanced manufacturing methods of the period. Additionally, Breuer’s Whitney Museum of American Art as emblematic of the Bauhaus approach.
Seat Height: 16