The Model B3 Chair? What?
The Wassily Chair, sillies. Marcel Breuer designed this chair in 1925-26 while he was head of the Bauhaus movement. And what’s so fantastic about this chair is that it’s design was based on the steel tubing of Breueur’s Adler bicycle.
What was revolutionary about this chair is that it used both steel tubing and canvas, which were great materials at the time.
You know it’s really interesting to see how war-time efforts (World Wars I and II and the time span between) effected furniture and product design.
Anywho, what resulted, was this sexy lounge chair. And let’s be frank, the Wassily Chair’s design nearly 90 years later is still so fresh and modern-looking.
Here it’s shown in a fairly traditionally-designed bedroom. It adds just the right touch of modernity.
I just love the hominess and color in this home, which you can take a look at here. In the background is a Charles IV Chest, and an envy-inducing library.
It works really well even in ultra-eclectic interiors. Here’s a vintage Wassily Chair topped with a colorful pillow, with a greek-key mirror in the background, and a teal wooden console.
In this South African home, that needs to be mine, a pair of white Wassily Chairs are probably the most normal pieces here. Love them nonetheless…
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