In the world of modern furniture design, few pieces have stood the test of time like the Cesca chair, designed by Marcel Breuer (produced by Knoll). This iconic chair, a masterpiece of form and function, continues to captivate generations with its innovative use of materials, minimalist aesthetic, and unparalleled comfort.
Marcel Breuer, a renowned architect and designer of the 20th century, played a pivotal role in the development of modernist design. Born in Hungary in 1902, Breuer studied at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Germany, where he honed his skills in woodworking and furniture design. He believed in the marriage of art and technology and sought to create furniture that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. More information on Marcel Breuer on Wikipedia and more on Bauhaus on Wikipedia.
The Cesca chair
In 1925, after his time at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer brought about a revolution in furniture design with the ingenious incorporation of tubular steel in his unparalleled Wassily chair. Building on the success of the Wassily chair, Breuer went on to create the Cesca chair in 1928. Named after his daughter, Francesca, the Cesca chair was an embodiment of his belief in creating lightweight and comfortable furniture without sacrificing aesthetics.
The Cesca chair is characterised by its simple yet striking design. It features a cantilevered frame made from tubular steel, creating a sense of weightlessness and elegance. The innovative use of steel tubing allowed for both strength and flexibility, resulting in a supportive and comfortable sitting experience. The chair's seat and backrest are made from handwoven cane, which adds warmth and texture to the chair's sleek steel frame.
Buy a Cesca chair at Kingsman Design
We are delighted to announce that we have secured 4 of these classic chairs for our collection. Rest assured, Kingsman Design provides an extensive range of these exceptional chairs, having recently obtained vintage Cesca chairs directly from a collector's warehouse in Denmark. Visit Kingsman Design on Instagram for additional details and great offers or check out the website to get in touch.