Marcel Breuer ‘wassily’ B3 chairs canvas for Gavina



Designer : Marcel Breuer
Manufacturer : Gavina
Period : 1960s
Origin : Italy
Material : Chrome plated, canvas
Color : Canvas
Condition report : Good condition conistent with age and use
Dimensions : 78cm (w) x 69cm (d) x 73cm (h), seath 35cm
Comment : Breuer did create a new type of furniture with the Wassily Chair and an “abstract-real-sculpture” (Siegfried Geidion), in which the minimalism of new form finders is shown in open geometry. It became a real design icon, a central symbol of modern times and not for nothing, it is the first piece of furniture that became a classic in the 60s.
There are many myths about the name of the Wassily chair. Some say it got its name because Wassily Kandinsky was the roommate of Marcel Breuer at the Bauhaus. Others say it only has the name because the chair was a design for Wassily Kandisky's apartment in the Bauhaus in Dessau.
According to the Bauhaus philosophy, the Wassily Canvas has a particularly original, pure charm. As a canvas version, the armchair is provided with a robust linen cover with a pure appearance. This set of two unique Wassily fauteuils has been originally sold via Metz & Co Amsterdam and shows a fantastic patina.
Code : 0212069ZF
WS : A – D
Price : € 1.920,00| $ 2.170,00 | setprice