Have you ever stopped to think about seating? Maybe purchasing a special piece for your home, or just admiring “the look” that you’ve seen while window shopping. Quite often, chairs that we see may appear as “new and retro” and come across as a new style. As history has a way of repeating itself, many of the styles we see today can be over 80 years old! I had such an experience recently, when I was out and about checking out chairs for a new project. I discovered this stunning number. When I read the tag hanging, I was blown away. The chair was originally created in 1925 by Marcel Breuer!
Breuer was inspired by the shape and form of bicycle handlebars when he created one of his most famous pieces, the Wassily Chair No B3 in 1925. It was designed and made for Wassily Kandinsky’. The frame of the chair was made from polished bent nickelled tubular steel, which later became chrome plated. The seat came in canvas, fabric or sections of leather in black. The chair has been widely copied.
Today, this chair has a price range from 1.000,00 to 1.900,00 euros. It is timeless, beautiful and amazingly comfortable. Which just goes to prove – it’s not about the age, it’s all about what truly works and the quality it possesses. And believe me, that speaks volumns.
by: Aerial De Neau, Interior Stylist