Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus in 1925 when he conceived the first tubular steel chair, the Wassily chair, based on the tubed frame of a bicycle.
Protege of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer embodied many of the School's distinctive concepts and was and one of the School's most famous students. He returned to teach carpentry from 1925-1928, during which he designed the tubular-steel furniture collection. His attention drifted towards architecture, and after practicing privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Gropius. Breuer was also honored as the first architect to be the sole artist of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Wassily lounge frame is seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish. Thick cowhide leather upholstery available in black, light brown or white beige. Leather version complies with the California Technical Bulletin 133.
31" w | 27.5" d | 29" h | seat: 16.5" h | arm: 23" h
$245.00 Regular Price