[ vah-suh-lee, vas-uh- ]
/ ˈvɑ sə li, ˈvæs ə- /
a chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, having a chromium-plated tubular steel frame over which strips of canvas or leather of varying widths are stretched to form the seat, back, and arms.
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Origin of Wassily chair
after Wassily Kandinsky, for whose house on the Bauhaus campus at Dessau the chair was designed
Also called Breuer chair, Wassily lounge chair.
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