Inspired by Marcel Breuer

Cesca Chair

Inspired by Marcel Breuer

Cesca Chair

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100% Made in Italy. Polished chromed or lacquered steel tube frame. Vienne straw-bottomed seat and back. Beech wooden board, natural or black lacquered.
The “Cesca” chair bears the name of Breuer’s daughter. Designed in 1928, it was the object of a dispute into German courts. Finally, the patent for the cantilever chair was assigned to Mart Stam, but in those years, many people worked on the idea of a chair constituted by steel tubes, taking advantage of the tensile properties of this “new” material, which eliminated the back legs. Breuer and Stam worked together on this idea, as did Mies van der Rohe and others involved in the Bauhaus. Whether it was the first or the last, the Breuer cantilever shows important design and construction differences, beginning from a wooden frame that makes the seat and the back rigid. In this way, he avoided to use support bars, placed below the seat and behind the back in the cantilevers by Stam and Mies. Polished chrome or lacquered tubular steel frame. Vienne woven-cane seat and back, with natural or lacquered beech wood frame.

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Dimensions L58 P56 H81 HS45 cm
Inspired by Marcel Breuer


  • CHROMAGE TOP: high thicknesschrome manual brushing and metal
M. Breuer


M. Breuer


The quest for a clear, firm reply that satisfies all requirements and purposes is what leads architecture to the kingdom of the abstract and what breathes life into art.

Hungarian born Marcel Breuer completed his studies at a very young age and then he became teacher at the Bauhaus, the renowned school of architecture and applied arts created by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. It is there that he discovered tubular steel, his distinctive mark as a designer; Breuer used it for the structures of stools, tables and chairs which would become emblems for an entire age. Among those designs there was the “Wassily”, essential and rigorous, considered the first chair ever created in steel tube, an absolute masterpiece and, according to many, unrivalled.

In 1937 Breuer moved to the USA, where he was awarded a professorship at Harvard. Without abandoning industrial design - which he had himself helped create - he began a second successful career as an architect. The extraordinary projects designed by Breuer until the ‘70s have contributed towards ensuring his place among the great names of Modernism, a source of inspiration for entire generations of architects and designers.