Designed in 1927 by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich
Chromium-plated steel and leather
This chair was first exhibited at the 1927 Die Wohnung exhibition of modern living at the Weissenhof Settlement in Stuttgart Germany.
The Wassily Chair, also known as the Model B3 chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-26 while he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany. Revolutionary in it’s use of tubular steel, which was inspired by the same used in the manufacture of bicycles.
Named after seminal abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky, who admired Breuer’s designs.