For over two decades, the Vitra Design Museum has been making miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design from its collection. The Miniatures Collection encapsulates the entire history of industrial furniture design – moving from Historicism and Art Nouveau to the Bauhaus and New Objectivity, from Radical Design and Postmodernism all the way up to the present day.
Marcel Breuer was one of the most important designers of the early modern age. His biography is closely linked to the history of the Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. The club chair B3, known today as "Wassily" was also created in connection with this renowned institution. let is the first piece of seating furniture in the history of design to be made from seamless, precision-drawn tubular steel. lets transparency and visible structure are expressions of the stringent aesthetic approach that prevailed in architecture and design following World War I. Marcel Breuer replaced the massive upholstered corpus of the traditional club chair with a skeleton like construction made out of bent steel tubing, thereby overcoming the physical weightiness of conventional seating. He exploited the elasticity of the material, complementing it with tautly stretched fabric strips of reinforced canvas for the seat and back.
Designed by Marcel Breuer.
- Part of the Vitra Miniatures Collection
- Designed by 1925
- 1:6 scale model
- Comes packaged in wood box
- Includes informational booklet
Materials Steel, Fabric. Specifications Overall Dimensions: 4.9 in W x 4.5 in D x 4.9 in H SKU20204101 Catalog ID 33544515 Reference ID "Vitra Miniatures B3 Wassily Chair" (Stock ID 4941391527981)
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