Marcel Breuers Wassily Chair
The Wassily Chair, also known as the Model B3 chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926 while he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany.
Contrary to common belief, the chair was not created with the sole purpose of being used by non-objective painter Wassily Kandinsky, who happened to be a faculty member at Bauhaus during the same time period. Although Kandinsky was fond of the chair's design, it was not made specifically for him. Breuer made a replica of the chair for Kandinsky's personal use..
The chair was named “Wassily” later by Italian manufacturer Gavina. They discovered the anecdotal Kandinsky connection while researching the chair's origins.
The chair can still be bought today (2023). Check out Knoll for details.