A Bauhaus Blond Cesca Chair Vintage 1980s

$563.36

Marcel Breuer, designer of the Cesca cane chair, is considered one of the fathers of modernism. During his career he was an architect, teacher and furniture designer. With comfort in mind, he chose to use one continuous steel tube in a cantilever style. The chair was named “Cesca “ as a tribute to Breuer’s daughter Francesca.

This B32 Cesca Chair is in excellent vintage condition, fit for purpose, with only minimal signs of wear to the chrome frame and no signs of rust. The wooden beech frame is in good vintage condition, no cracks and only minimal surface scuffs. The cane on the seat pad is also in good condition, retaining good tension.

Breuer married traditional craftsmanship with industrial methods and materials to help make tubular steel furniture an international sensation and become a modern institution. The cantilever form exploits the possibilities unique to the material and gives the chair added flexibility and comfort.

Straight lines, curves and high quality materials are the features of the Cesca chair; a timeless piece of 20th Century furniture integrating perfectly with today’s retro mix and attracting collectors of mid century furniture.

Very comfortable thanks to the lightweight metal structure that make it flexible; a perfect desk or dining chair or just a chair to be admired!

We usually carry multiples of these chairs, so you may not get the chair in the photo; we will message you post purchase with details of the exact chair you will receive


Approximate Measurements

Height 78 cm
Width 47 cm
Depth 54 cm
Seat height 46 cm

No description needed, touted as one of the “top 10 most important chairs of the 20th century”.

BUT if you don’t know about the Cesca Chair ..............

Marcel Breuer, the Hungarian designer of the cesca cane chair, is considered one of the fathers of modernism. During his career he was a modernist architect, teacher and furniture designer. With comfort in mind, he chose to use one continuous steel tube in a cantilever style. The chair, designed at the Bauhaus, was named “cesca “ as a tribute to Breuer’s adopted daughter, Francesca.

Marcel Breuer married traditional craftsmanship with industrial methods and materials to help make tubular steel furniture an international sensation and become a modern institution. The cantilever form exploits the possibilities unique to the material and gives the chair added flexibility and comfort. This iconic seat features woven cane inserts and a beech frame. Straight lines, curves and high quality materials are the features of the cesca chair; a timeless piece of 20th Century furniture intergrating perfectly with today’s retro mix and attracting collectors of mid century furniture. Very comfortable, thanks to the lightweight metal cantilever structure that make it flexible; a perfect desk or dining chair.

This style was sold in Habitat in the 1970s, although no markings they are recognisable and are shown in some of the brochures from that period. Parker Knoll also took on manufacturing these chairs and were proud enough to stamp their name on them. Even today, they are still being produced by other manufacturers; this is hardly surprising as this is one of the ten most important chairs of the twentieth century.

CONDITION

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