Pair of Wassily chairs
- Marcel Breuer
Dimensions: cm W 78 D 65 H 74 Seat height 44 | in W 31 D 25,5 H 29 Seat height 17
Condition: recently restored
Production: Gavina SpA
Pair of Wassily chairs dating back to Gavina’s production, recently restored with new leather upholstery.
Following their meeting in New York in 1962, Dino Gavina started the production of Marcel Breuer’s tubular furniture designed during the Bauhaus period, among which the Wassily chair (1925). With its chrome-plated steel tubes structure it is a perfect example of the rationalist approach. Its name is a tribute to the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, Breuer’s friend and companion at the Bauhaus and owner of the first prototype.
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, “Dino Gavina Ultrarazionale Ultramobile”, Editrice Compositori, Milano 1998, pp. 67, 171, 172, 173
Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, “Dino Gavina, collezioni emblematiche del moderno dal 1950 al 1992”, Jaca Book, Milano 1992, p. 54
Virgilio Vercelloni, “L’avventura del design: Gavina”, Jaca Book, Milano 1987, p. 28, image 10