Designed by Marcel Breuer in the early 1920s, the Wassily chair is based upon the vintage ‘Adler Bicycles’. Once presenting a bold mix of industrial and artistic, the chair is now often used to create versatile, eclectic interiors. The sleek, geometric shape of the chair, along with prominent stainless steel components, is equally effective and neutral enough to include into a variety of interior styles. Here’s how you can use your Wassily chair to create an effective, modern interior:
1. Geometric (Dis)Balance
Never fear to mix and match styles when furnishing your home. The beauty of this design is in its balanced imbalance. A neutral white sofa perfectly blends with the classic background of the room, while the Wassily chairs serve as a contrasting accent to add liveliness to the overall design. Notice how geometric components and sharp edges dance together in this interior. A chair here is used to complement the translucent element of the spacious window and coffee table while contrasting the neutral pace to add dimension.
2. Attractive Opposites
Are you looking to create an effective interior with fewer furnishings? One of the ways to enchase the visual impression is to choose mutually contrasting colors and use them in a balanced, symmetrical way to create a cohesive design. The white Wassily chair matches the shade of the walls, while the black chair, matched with the rug, contrasts the base without disturbing the harmony of the ambiance. Used like this, the Wassily chairs create the focal point of the room. This setting doesn’t require additional furnishings or decor to complete the room.
3. Updated Dark Chic
This is another example of an eclectic approach to a dark, bold design. The black Wassily chairs not only complete the room visually but also serve as functional decor. Normally, you’d think of perhaps using plant stands to complete a space like this, but chairs can be great substitutes. Visually effective and modern in contrast to traditional furnishings, the Wassily chairs in this design coordinate with stainless steel lighting, offer extra sitting, complete the room with added symmetry, and contrast the classic furnishings with new-age influence.
4. A Warm Touch
Working out modern, geometric interiors can sometimes be challenging. Versatile as they are, sharp forms and neutral colors often demand warm tones to brighten up the vibe. This brown Wassily chair, paired with the brown coffee table, does just that. Notice how black and white furnishings along with the warm brown elements create a neutral base, while the vibrancy of the rug and the art piece brighten up space and add liveliness. If you like transforming your interiors quickly and easily, with a design like this, you can manage that by simply switching rugs, art, and decorations.
5. Contemporary to Oriental
The sleek, modern design of the Wassily chair, while effective, is still simple enough to perfectly complement traditional styles, even the oriental. Ornamental patterns of the rug, walls, and decorative pieces agree beautifully with the simplicity and sharp lines of the Wassily chair and the gray sofa. The result is a harmonious, comfortable, yet richly effective and unique design.
Every modern home needs a Wassily chair. The chair is a functional tool to contrast your classic taste and easily update your traditional setting. It will brighten up the ambiance with its stainless steel components, and create artistically eclectic interiors with very little work.