Seven local designers are working on fresh new seating options that will be revealed at 100% Design South Africa
Dokter and Misses
Seed to Seat is a new and exciting collaboration that’s currently taking place between seven of the most prominent and exciting designers in South Africa and the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry.
The designers involved are
We uncover the history behind Marcel Brauer's iconic Wassily chair
The Wassily chair
After receiving the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1968 and recognition as a ‘Work of Art’ in Germany in 1982, the Wassily chair has become an iconic design piece.
Who? Marcel Breuer was an architect and furniture designer who worked for the avant-garde German design studio Bauhaus and was known as a master of Modernism. Pioneering the use of strong and lightweight tubular steel, Breuer reasoned that if it could be bent into handlebars for a bicycle, it could also be moulded into furniture forms – and it wasn’t long before other designers followed suit. He named his Wassily chair