Model B3 Chair 1925: The B3 is commonly known as the Wassily Chair, after designer Marcel Brueur made a duplicate of the original for famed artist Wassily Kandinsky. This piece was a eureka moment in material use for furniture design. Brueur was a tutor at the Bauhaus – and frequently rode a bicycle there. He realized that if tubular steel could be bent and used for bike handlebars, it could also be used to create furniture. He then set about molding the elegant outline of the B3. The result is a frame that’s like the ghost of an over-stuffed gentlemens’ club chair – just the skeleton, without all the unnecessary padding. And yet, every bit as comfortable. Its revolutionary use of tubular steel would go on to change the face of furniture design forever.