About two years ago I purchased an old Wassily Chair frame at a thrift store in California, and since then I've been thinking of ways to return the chair to a usable piece of furniture.
The "Wassily Chair" was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926. It is also known as the Model B3 chair and was created while he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany. Inspired by Breuer's love for his own bicycle, he created the frame of chrome plated tubular steel. The original upholstery panels were made of canvas, but later productions used leather.
Building upon the concepts and materials of the Eames Rocker that I transformed last year as part of BMoCA and Design Within Reach's White Space event, I've created my own lacing once again to weave upholstery panels in place of canvas or leather.
The project is still in progress, but should be done in a few days.