Marcel Breuer was one of the most important designers of the early modern age. The club chair B3, known today as "Wassily" was also created in connection with this renowned institution. lt is the first piece of seating furniture in the history of design to be made from seamless, precision-drawn tubular steel. lts 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 skeletonlike 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.
- Designer: Marcel Breuer
- Manufacturer: Vitra
- Design Year: 1925
- Materials: Nickel-plated tubular steel, black leather.
- Dimensions: 4.75"H x 5"W x 4.5"D
- Details: Comes in Vitra miniature shipping crate