(1) Knoll Marcel Breuer Cesca Side Chair
Marcel Lajos Breuer was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1902, and became one of the greatest architects and furniture designers of the 20th century.
Breuer used new technologies and new materials in order to develop his “International Style” of work.
Breuer first studied art in Vienna, but was unhappy with the institution and found work at an architecture office. From 1920 to 1928 he was a student and teacher at Germany’s Bauhaus, a school of design where modern principles, technologies and the application of new materials were encouraged in both the industrial and fine arts.
After completing his studies at the Bauhaus, Breuer traveled to Paris, where he worked in an architect’s office. After a year he was appointed as head of the carpentry workshop at the Bauhaus. Breuer was given the title of “young master”.
Industrial-age aesthetic of cantilevered tubular steel.
Frame is 1″ round steel tube with chrome-plated finish
Ebonized maple frame finish
Seat height 17 3/4″
Age appropriate wear