Marcel Breuer designed the Cesca Chair in 1928 with the interest of comfort in mind. Like his progressive Wassily Chair (1925), the Cesca Chair is constructed of tubular steel. The chair was named "Cesca" as a tribute to his daughter Francesca and was never patented, explains a 1991 New York Times article. "While Breuer signed a contract with Knoll Group, his design has always been in the public domain," noted the group's vice president of design at the time.
The tubular steel cantilever chair was first invented by Mart Stam, though over time this has been met with controversy. One thing that is certain - it was a revolutionary type of chair for the 1920s. Stam’s cantilever chair was exhibited and sold for the first time in 1927. Not long thereafter Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe introduced cantilever tubular steel chairs as well.
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Dimensions: H 31.5" D 21" W 18.5" SH 18" (Seat: 18.5" W x 16.5" D)
Materials: Steel tubular structure, chromium-plated or lacquered. Seat and back in fabric or leather with natural or black beech edge.
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