Two Wassily Armchairs with polished chromed steel tube frame. Seat, armrests and back upholstery in thick Oxblood cowhide.
History, the “Wassily” is considered the very first chair ever created with steel tube. It bears Marcel Breuer’s stylistic signature and is a distinctive hallmark of modern furniture.
As the story goes, Breuer got his idea from the steel tube on his bicycle, attracted by its light and highly resistant properties; for his experiments with metal furniture, he used earlier aluminium and then polished steel. The armchair was called “Wassily” because Kandinsky owned the prototype created in 1925, and used it in his house at the Bauhaus campus.
Good quality version and not cheap faux leather, reportedly bought from Habitat some years ago. The leather does show some scuffs consistent with age and use.