The Model B3 chair was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925. The story goes that resident artist Wassily Kandinsky admired the chair so much that Breuer made one for Kandinsky’s personal quarters. Many years later, an Italian manufacturer named Gavina would manufacturer the chair naming it “Wassily” for the anecdotal and tenuous connection to Kandinsky.
Breuer was just an apprentice at the time but he would go on to be as celebrated for his architecture work as he is his furniture design. The Wassily Chair was inspired by bicycle tubular steel frameworks which he combined with leather, stripped down to its most basic lines to create a minimalist yet functional chair.
Today the Wassily Chair is still available through Knoll.
See the Wassily Chair in the home of @Le_Lasseur.