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Design Objects - The Chair Wassily (1925)

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The chair Wassily is the most representative and appreciative design of Marcel Breuer. When you are sitting on it, you get wrapped and suspended on its tubular structure made of steel. It is the modern representation of a club chair

As complex as it is, the structure mains to offer the maximum comfort giving up at the wood structure, at the use of springs and at horsehair used to build Epoque chairs. The preference was given to the Eisengarn belts and tubular steel, making the production in series possible, but also were in trend with the revolutionary ideas of creating simplified furnishings that were adequate for the modern life and hygienic lightweight, durable, and available to everybody. 

Marcel Breuer created the chair Wassily for the apartment of the painter Vasilij Kandinskij in 1925 when he finished his studies on wood at Bauhaus. This chair was placed back into production in 1962 by Gavina, a company acquired in 1968 by Knoll, detaining until today. 

Mistakenly confused with the movement of high-tech design from the Late Seventies, this chair is the illustration of modernism. It detains until today, a leadership positioning among sittings of design. 

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