Wassily Chair No.B3 (1925-1927) designed by Marcel Breuer

International style

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. Believed to be the first bent tubular steel chair design.

This is the most copied of all Breuer's chairs. The frame was originally made from bent, nickelled, tubular steel. It later became chrome plated. The seat and the back are made from canvas, fabric or leather.

It was designed for Kandinsky's quarters at the Dessau Bauhaus. It was at the time quite revolutionary in its use of tubular steel. It was inspired by an Adler bike.