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What are some benefits of the Wassily Kandinsky chair?

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Some benefits of the Wassily Kandinsky chair are ergonomic comfort and structural simplicity. The design is contemporary, although it was originally constructed in 1925. It is a legendary piece of furniture from the Bauhaus period.

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Designed by Marcel Breuer, the chair is the first of its kind using seamless steel tubing. Inspired by bicycle handlebars, Breuer combined the tubing with fabric to create the Model B3 chair. In the 1960s, Gavina of Bologna manufactured the chair using leather and sold it as the Wassily chair. In 1968, Knoll acquired Gavina.

The Model B3 patent is expired, but as of July 2015, Knoll sells the Wassily Chair with KnollStudio 1090 and the signature of Marcel Breuer stamped into the base of the chair.

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