Knoll Marcel Breuer Cesca Side Chair ( abq04 )
Marcel Lajos Breuer (22 May 1902 Pecs, Hungary – 1 July 1981 New York City), was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer of Jewish descent. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer displayed interest in modular construction and simple forms.
Known to his friends and associates as Lajko, Breuer studied and taught at the Bauhaus in the 1920s. The Bauhaus curriculum stressed the simultaneous education of its students in elements of visual art, craft and the technology of industrial production. Breuer was eventually appointed to a teaching position as head of the school`s carpentry workshop. He later practiced in Berlin, designing houses and commercial spaces. In the 1920s and 1930s, Breuer pioneered the design of tubular steel furniture. Later in his career he would also turn his attention to the creation of innovative and experimental wooden furniture.
Marcel Breuer`s revolutionary 1928 Cesca chair marries user-friendly caning and wood with the industrial-age aesthetic of cantilevered tubular steel.
Seat height of 17 3/4″