by Marcel Breuer
This chair is also known as B3-chair. The design is based on a bicycle frame. During the time that Breuer teached at Bauhaus, he biked a lot. If a bicycle can be mass produced with tubes, then it is also possible with a chair, according to the designer.
Breuer named the chair as his 'most extreem' work. The least artistic, most mechanic and logical.
The chair has a harness leather seating and a steal/aluminium tubeframe. The precursor of the final design was made by Breuer in 1925. In this timeframe many designers started to experiment with tubeframes.
The chair thanks his name 'Wassily' to Breuers collegue at the Bauhaus, the artistic painter Wassily Kandinski, who instantly was in love with the chair.
The design is still sold today by Knoll.