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Brand: KARDIEL 6MM 1/4 inch Thick Bonded 100 Cowhide Leather. True to the original design 100 Saddle Grade Nylon Thread used on all stitching provides durability and original design accuracy. Interior Use Only. True to the original, detail Body Line 1/16th inch Saddle Stitch True to the original, 2 individual horizontal stitch lines at all side straps, arm straps, back straps seat bar wrap stress points. 1 inch Diameter x 3MM 1/8 inches thick side wall, heavy duty seam-less tubular steel frame UV light heat cured polished chrome steel tube finish resists chipping. Based on the original design pitch, the seat platform tilts at a backward angle of 20 degrees Countersunk weight load high strength bolts connect the tubular frames at all original design appropriate Complete with 4 plastic floor protectors. 2 on rear, 2 on front rail. Overall Chair Dimensions: 31.1 inches Width x 29.9 inches Depth x 29.9 inches Height Seat Height: from ground to front edge 17 inches, from ground to rear edge 12.75 inches Arm Height: From Ground to Arm rest 23 inches Actual Seat: Length 23.75 inches x Width 16.75 inches Below Arm Side Strap : Length 26.5 inches x Width 3 inches Arm Strap: Length 23.5 inches x Width 3 inches Upper Back Strap: Length 31 inches x Width 4 inches Lower Back Strap: Length 31 inches x Width 4 inches.
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A better Wassily Chair Model B3 reproduction. This exact reproduction of the original 1925 Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair could easily be the last Wassily Chair you will ever have to buy. No dimension detail was overlooked. Like the original, this Wassily reproduction uses materials designed to exceed the structure demands of long term daily use such as the 3mm thick steel frame, 6mm thick pure cowhide leather and high strength load bearing bolts. Faithfully reproducing this iconic design means including all features of the original, some of which provide durability, some are appearance related and others act as both. Double line horizontal reinforced stitching is placed on the side strap, arm strap and leather platform at the wrap around stress points just like the original. Like the original the frame bolts are flush to the frame versus the commonly used round closed end nut heads which protrude the frame at the meeting place of the joints. This is a reproduction true to the original in design that is built to functionally endure time. Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair Model B3: * 6MM 1/4″ Thick Bonded 100 Cowhide Leather. True to the original design * True to the original, detail Body Line 1/16th” Saddle Stitch * True to the original, 2 individual horizontal stitch lines at all side straps, arm straps, back straps seat bar wrap stress points see images * 3MM 1/8″ thick side wall, heavy duty seam-less tubular steel frame * UV light heat cured polished chrome steel tube finish resists chipping * Based on the original design pitch, the seat platform tilts at a backward angle of 20 degrees. * Countersunk weight load high strength bolts connect the tubular frames at all original design appropriate points see images * 100 Saddle Grade Nylon Thread used on all stitching provides durability and original design accuracy * Complete with 4 plastic floor protectors. 2 on rear, 2 on front rail. * Overall Chair Dimensions: 31.1″ Width x 29.9″ Depth x 29.9″ Height * Seat Height: from ground to front edge – 17'' * Seat Height: From ground to rear edge – 12.75″ * Arm Height: From Ground to Arm rest – 23″ * Actual Seat dimensions: Length 23.75″ x Width 16.75″ * Below Arm “Side Strap” Dimension: Length 26.5'' x Width “3” * Arm Strap Dimension: Length 23.5' x Width 3'' * Upper Back Strap Dimension: Length 31″ x Width 4'' * Lower Back Strap Dimension: Length 31″ x Width 4″ * Interior Use Only ICONIC WASSILY CHAIR HISTORY The Wassily Chair was designed in and the first chair built in 1925. It was originally named the model B3 and was inspired by the bent handle bars of Marcel's “Adler Bicycle. A google search for “adler bicycle” provides some great pictures of the design. You can see the inspiration for the flowing frame in the handlebars of the antique bikes. The B3 chair design consists of a bent tubular steel chromed frame similar to that of the bicycle forward and then backward flowing design. The Frame of the chair continuously flows from the floor of the left up the arm and down to the floor of the right side. The arms, sides, seat and back of the chair were crafted from bonded cowhide leather approx 6mm thick to support the weight of an occupant. The intention of comfort behind the chair design is interesting. Marcel Breuer, the chair's inventor, built the original B3 chair for himself. Sitting in the chair tilts your body backwards at an angle, roughly 20 degrees. The weight of the occupant is shared among the lower and upper back-straps as well as the tension suspended leather seat platform. No cushions are used in the design and none are needed. The tension created by the various suspended leather platforms holds the seated form of your body to the structure of your chair. Essentially one is supported or suspended over the platforms which are attached at both ends to the frame. The chair has an unmistakable industrial appearance. At first glance, the mix of angles and materials gives a rather complicated impression. Studying the flow of the tubular frame and the connection of the leather platforms reveals the designs true simplicity. The Wassily chair took on the name Wassily after an Italian furniture manufacture gave the chair a rebirth of sort in the 1960's by reproducing the original chair design. Wassily was the last name of Marcel Breuer's painter. Marcel built Wassily his own chair in the 30's only after learning how fond Wassily was of the design. The name Wassily Chair caught hold, however purist refer to the chair as perhaps it rightful should have been named, the b3 Breuer Chair. History of the Original Designer, Marcel Breuer First and foremost Marcel Breuer is known as an architect. He, like many Bauhaus students and teachers experimented in industrial furniture designs. Similar to Mies Van Der Rohe, Marcel Breuer left Germany as the Nazis began to come to power. He perceived the loss of freedoms and rise of tyranny coming to his homeland. While Mies left for the U.S, Marcel left for England. In London he worked for the earliest modern furniture design firms in England, The Isokon company. He would eventually end up in the United States, like Mies Van Der Rohe, where he taught at Harvards Architecture School. He opened his own state side architecture firms office and then proceeded to open a european branch in Paris. His commercial design portfolio is extensive and includes Whitney Museum of American Art in Ny, The Pirelli tire building and The Atlanta Library. Although not produced during the 30's-50's, his most famous furniture design ended up being the Wassily B3 Chair.
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