Marcel Breuer designed the Wassily Chair in 1925. At the time he was an apprentice at the Bauhaus. It’s believed that Wassily Chair was the first bent tubular steel chair design, inspired by curving handlebars of a bicycle. The original design had a fabric straps, available in black or white, folding and non-folding versions were produced. Only after World War II Italian manufacturer Gavina released a version with leather straps.
In 1968 Knoll acquired Gavina, which included all of Breuer’s designs. Knoll is the only authorized and licensed manufacturer of Wassily Chair. Every chair has Marcel Brouer’s signature stamped into the base of the chair alongside Knoll logo and individual identification number.
Wassily Chair received an award from The Museum of Modern Art in 1968.
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