I’ve just realised, we’ve never covered the modernist masterpiece that is the Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer. You can still buy one today (via Knoll I believe), but as the patent has expired, it’s also available through a host of other suppliers, who can make them, but can’t call them the Wassily or B3 chair. So here is Dwell’s Vasili chair.
Yes, not much thought gone into that, a few letters changed, but that’s enough. No change to the design though – I’ve just been studying the image here against an original and can’t see much difference outside of the colour options – light and dark brown from Dwell, on top of the traditional black.
But the same shape, with bonded leather and chromed steel used for the construction. And that cheaper price tag – £145.