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Wassily Chair by Knoll

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Knoll White Glove Delivery: $162.37

When you purchase a premium product, you should expect premium service to follow. This is why we include White Glove delivery for all Knoll products. White glove delivery includes a day and time specific appointment, furniture placement inside any room of your home, complete assembly/installation and debris removal. Keep in mind that the delivery team will take the packaging with them, so if you have any doubts request to keep the boxes. Returns at Smart Furniture are easy as long as items are returned to us in the original packaging.

Wassily Chair by Knoll
designed by Marcel Breuer

The Wassily chair is constructed of tubular steel with a polished chrome finish, as well as either thick cowhide upholstery of Spinneybeck belting leather. German designer Marcel Breuer concieved the Wassily chair while an apprentice at Bauhaus in 1925. It was the first tubular steel piece of furniture, a major advance on aesthetic and practical furniture design. Inspired by the bicycle and named after Breuer's friend and contemporary Wassily Kandinsky, the Wassily chair has endured as art and furniture for nearly a century.

The chair can fold and adapt to the user. Like the equally famous Bertoia chairs made decades later, negative space is a chief element in the design; space passes through the chair. The leather straps are thin, carefully placed for maximum support and comfort and minimum material.

The materials of the chair (originally canvas, now leather, as well as tubular steel) were as revolutionary to the design world as was the aesthetic achievement of the finished product. The Wassily is a gorgeous chair, brilliantly conceived and executed, with a prominent place in 20th century design.

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
Frame: seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish
Chair: highly durable Spinneybeck belting leather
Glides: molded clear plastic glides with twin-pin snap-in construction included

Dimensions:
Overall: 28.75" h x 31" w x 26" d
Seat height: 16.5"
Arm height: 23"

Environmental Information

The Knoll Wassily Chair is Greenguard certified.

About The Manufacturer

Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.

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Designer

Marcel BreuerMarcel Breuer had a rich career in the design community in from the 1920's through the 1950's. Born in Hungary, Breuer eventually became a professor at the Harvard School of Design and helped to foster America's unique sense of style and taste in the post World War Two era. His standout furniture creations include the Wassily Chair, named after his roommate Wassily Kandinsky, and the Cesca Chair, named for his daughter Francesca. These designs, along with his Laccio Tables, feature tubular steel, one of his favorite mediums.

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Beautiful chair. Classic.

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Comments about Knoll Wassily Chair:

I love the style of this chair. It's a gorgeous classic in my living room, and it's comfortable as well. The red belting leather is gorgeous. Sharp, vibrant color and in red, the leather is dyed all the way through.

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Delivery was great. Very professional. Chair arrived with white glove delivery and no damage.

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Knoll White Glove Delivery: $162.37

When you purchase a premium product, you should expect premium service to follow. This is why we include White Glove delivery for all Knoll products. White glove delivery includes a day and time specific appointment, furniture placement inside any room of your home, complete assembly/installation and debris removal. Keep in mind that the delivery team will take the packaging with them, so if you have any doubts request to keep the boxes. Returns at Smart Furniture are easy as long as items are returned to us in the original packaging.

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  • Q:

    How do I know an authentic Wassily chair?
    Asked on 1/1/2012 by Anonymous from fenton michigan

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The KnollStudio logo and signature of Marcel Breuer is stamped into the base of the chair. Also, replacing the leather/(originally canvas) slings requires the chair be disassembled and rebuilt. Typically knockoffs have easily removable slings.

      Answered on 1/2/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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    Are replacement leather componenets available?
    Asked on 11/26/2011 by Anonymous from Edgewood PA

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      Knoll does not recommend replacement slings. This procedure requires the chair to be disassembled and rebuilt, a complex and time consuming process.

      Answered on 11/28/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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