Wassily Chair

There are a plethora of stories here, but I want to focus on the chair as no other could achieve its appropriateness in this setting.              

Designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer, the Wassily Chair was revolutionary in the use of bent tubular steel.  Breuer, inspired by the lightness of his first bicycle frame began to experiment using the material in furniture design.

With its minimal seamless steel frame and straps of leather forming the seat, back and arms, the chair’s openness allow the colorful book jackets to play a part in the composition.  The frame’s radiuses, curvilinear stair brackets, and railing’s scroll panels create an asymmetrical balance, where different objects have an equal visual attraction; its curves emphasizing the triangle formed by the stair's niche.   

As Picasso's photograph adorns the wall directly above the side table, I’d be remiss for not pointing out the chrome frame's highlights, the final touch a painter employs, giving life to their canvas.

The work exhibits an expert touch through the manipulation of spatial volume, surface treatment, product, and principles of interior design. 

My partner Monique is responsible for the design, and each time I visit this composition, I am reminded of her exceptional talent.