We all inevitably need a little inspiration. Marcel Breuer took his from a bicycle. The result? The Wassily Chair—Leagues more stylish, with no need for a helmet.
In addition to taking inspiration from unusual places, founding Bauhaus member Marcel Breuer reveled in crafting furniture from materials that had been previously considered unfit. Among these materials? Steel. It’s a material that would come to define Marcel Breuer furniture like the 1925 Wassily Chair and the Cesca Chair. Breuer saw tubular steel as a material of the future; ideal for mass production. It’s delightfully discerning thought when you consider that Marcel Breuer pieces are still in production under Knoll today.