A set of six stunning Cesca chairs purchased by us from the original owner who purchased the chairs new from Habitat in the early 80s.
This set of six, two carvers and four standard chairs, are in excellent vintage condition and show only minimal signs of wear. The beech wooden frame has no cracks and the original lacquer finish is also in good order. The cane on all the seat pads and back rests is 99% perfect in my opinion and all retain good tension, no sagging! The worst wear is to one of the chrome caps to the top of the tubular frame and there is some mottle rust areas to the base and a slight dulling of the chrome in areas.
Purchased from a HABITAT Store, this set of 6 where bought with the matching table and used in the kitchen for a number of years back in the early 80s; unfortunately the table is long gone and the chairs have only just come out of the loft! As our photos show the chairs appear to have frozen in time and to the owners credit, appear to have been safely stored away!
Very comfortable thanks to the lightweight metal structure that make it flexible; perfect at a desk or studio chair but super stylish as a set of dining chairs and rare to find an original matching set in such fantastic condition having had only one owner from new!
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.
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.
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.
Height 85 cm
Width 47 cm
Depth 48 cm
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