Design classic (37) – the Wassily chair

So the caramel leather Wassily chair that I posted up last week made me want to take a closer look at this little Modernist gem.

Designed by (this ‘ere bloke below) Marcel Breuer in 1926, and made from tubular steel and leather, it is an iconic piece from the Bauhaus School and is still massively in demand today (Knoll flog the authentic puppies, but as ever there are also many repro versions available).

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I haven’t been able to find too many examples that fill me with glee, but here are the few I’ve rounded up – the caramel is my fave.  Obvs.

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Loving it here juxtaposed against the traditional mouldings:

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And it provides the perfect contemporary kick to this eclectic living room:

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More yummy caramel!

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So what do you think of this slinky number?  Is it your cup of tea…?

Have a happy weekend!


  1. Lilli says:

    Hi Elly! The caramel version is my fav too! I like the modern and edgy mood it gives to the room, very cool! The second to last decor is really interesting and cosy!:) Have a wonderful weekend dear, baci! xo

  2. Sam says:

    Elly, you will never believe it…I have a black leather chair like this in my home for years and only today i found out what its called thanks to you! Quite psyched that you featured it, it must mean something great for my lounge! lol. Loved your kind words. Have an enjoyable weekend dear

  3. I really love your design classics features! This piece is also fabulous as it combines slick and minimalist with luxury and like your chosen photos show, fit in any space. Great inspiration again, Elly!

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