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Eight Mid-Century Modern Green Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, Made in Italy

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Vintage Marcel Breuer modern chairs made in Italy. Made from a single piece of bent tubular chrome-plated steel with a simple wood seat and back upholstery inserts in green. The cantilevered form gives the chair added flexibility and comfort. These chairs are part of the most important list from the 20th century design furniture collection. The Cesca chair was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 during his time at the Bauhaus. The Cesca chair is named after his daughter, Francesca. Upon its debut, Breuer’s design broke new ground by artfully fusing structure and ornament, a driving principle of the Bauhaus. No accent chair like it existed at the time.   

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31 in. x W 18.75 in. x D 22 in.H 78.74 cm x W 47.63 cm x D 55.88 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Reference Number
    LU4528215933502
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About Marcel Breuer (Designer)

The architect and designer Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. A member of the Bauhaus faculty, Breuer — like such colleagues as the architects Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the artists and art theoreticians Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers — left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States.


Born in Hungary, Breuer became a Bauhaus student in 1920 and quickly impressed Gropius, the German school’s founder, with his aptitude for furniture design. His early work was influenced by the minimalist Dutch design movement De Stijl — in particular the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his signal innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies and others. Breuer’s attention gradually shifted from design to architecture, and, at the urging of Gropius, he joined his mentor in 1937 on the faculty of Harvard and in an architectural practice.


In the 1940s, Breuer opened his own architectural office, and there his style evolved from geometric, glass-walled structures toward a kind of hybrid architecture — seen in numerous Breuer houses in New England — that pairs bases of local fieldstone with sleek, wood-framed modernist upper floors. In his later, larger commissions, Breuer worked chiefly with reinforced concrete and stone, as seen in his best-known design, the Brutalist inverted ziggurat built in New York in 1966 as the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Breuer’s most famous furniture pieces are those made of tubular steel, which include the Wassily chair — named after Wassily Kandinsky and recognizable for its leather-strap seating supports — and the caned Cesca chair. Breuer also made several notable designs in molded plywood, including a chaise and nesting table for the British firm Isokon and a student furniture suite commissioned in 1938 for a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College. Whether in metal or wood, Breuer’s design objects are elegant and adaptable examples of classic modernist design — useful and appropriate in any environment.

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