Wassily Leather Chair: an Almost Hundred-Year Treasure That Still Shines

Posted by Eloy on Sep 16th 2021

Not everyone is aware of what a high-quality replica means in the market. It's always exciting to discover a product that faithfully and respectfully emulates some iconic and momentous creations to offer a considerably attractive alternative to shoppers, especially fans of Mid-Century Modern style. The case of the Wassily Leather Chair is no exception and, considering its popularity and continued sales success, it's a product that could greatly interest you.

The Wassily Chair replica is, at first glance, exactly the same as the model presented in 1925 by Marcel Breuer. The design is inspired by the handlebars of the Adler bicycles, very popular at the time, and its structure of stainless steel tubes with leather platforms that make up the seat and the back, give it a very sober minimalist flair that's highly compatible with many environments. The chair is not only popular among the public, but it's also an influential model within the professional world of furniture design. In fact, it's an icon of modern Bauhaus design. Some know it as the B3 chair.

A Heavy-Duty Piece of Furniture

The piece is specially created for heavy use; that's why it's made of strong materials, such as the three-millimeter thick steel frame, six-millimeter thick pure cowhide, and load-bearing bolts. Everything about it communicates its strength and high durability. Design and materials represent an alliance of aesthetics and function coupled to provide a product capable of withstanding prolonged and intensive use. The bent tubes, like those of the aforementioned bicycle, flow freely throughout its structure, giving a feeling of solidity and firmness.

The leather was incorporated as an essential part of the piece due to its resistance. For this reason, it forms the arms, sides, the seat, and the backrest. The Wassily Chair leather by Manhattan Home Design is also available in white, a perfect model for environments decorated with color palettes with abundant light colors, or as an accent tone in places with dark color schemes. The chair's structure distributes the user's weight between the upper and lower straps of both the seat and the backrest to also offer acceptable ergonomics.

Although the absence of cushions is notable, this design doesn't really need them because it's so minimalist that it only requires the most basic resources to form a pleasant, comfortable, and durable seat. If you didn't know this chair, it's possible that, right now, you're silvering the possibility that it's exactly what your living room is needing.

A Wassily Chair style, called by the most purists the “B3 Breuer chair”, with an unmistakable industrial look, can be a complementary seating chair. Your new striking, timeless piece, made to become an heirloom that will continue to look just as good inside ten years than the day they brought it to your doorstep. Don't miss the opportunity to have such an iconic design in your layout!


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