Knoll Wassily Lounge Chair

Designed by Marcel Breuer, 1925

Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he began experimenting with tubular steel as a way of building a more transparent chair. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructivist theories of the De Stjil movement, Breuer reduced the form of the classic club chair to its elemental lines and planes.

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A classic KnollStudio design, produced to Breuer’s original specifications.
The KnollStudio logo and the signature of Breuer, Marcel are stamped into the base of the chairs.

Frame is seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish.
Thick cowhide or Spinneybeck belting leather and haired hide, as well as natural canvas.
Opaque, plastic, snap-in-place glides are included for optional insertion when used on hard floors.


The Museum of Modern Art Award, 1968.
Recognition as “Work of Art” Germany, 1982.