One Of The 10 Most Iconic Chairs Of The 20th Century The Cesca Chair

One Of The 10 Most Iconic Chairs Of The 20th Century The Cesca Chair


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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.

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 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.

The chair we have offered for sale is in excellent condition, just cleaned and polished - the description is just as the photos show. 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.

This is in the best condition I have ever acquired one of these iconic chairs in, make it yours !

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Marcel Breuer


Parker Knoll

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beech, cane, steel


Late 20th Century


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