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Cesca Cane Chair

By Marcel Breuer, from Knoll
$1,325.00
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Design by Marcel Breuer, 1928.
By Knoll.

As a leader of the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer used the technological advances of his day in the service of better living. His 1928 Cesca Chair married traditional craftsmanship to industrial materials and methods. The design combines the modern-age aesthetic of a cantilevered tubular steel frame with a seat and back made of user-friendly wood and caning.

The quintessential office and dining chair, the Cesca Chair is at home in virtually any environment. The seat and back are meticulously crafted in one of two wood finishes with woven cane inserts. Each chair is stamped with the designer's signature. Select with or without arms and Clear or Ebonized wooden frame finish. Also offered in a fully upholstered version.

Dimensions
  • 23.5"W X 23.5"D X 31.5"H
  • Seat Height: 17.75"H
Material(s)
Hardwood beech seat/back frames and arms with natural clear lacquer or matte ebonized finish. Hand-woven cane insets.
Manufacturer Specifications
Click to download specifications.
Notes
The Cesca Chair is Greenguard certified. The KnollStudio logo and signature of Marcel Breuer are stamped into the base of the chair. Opaque plastic snap-in glides are shipped with each chair for optional in-field insertion.
Item Number
KNL-50X-WOODEN
Model(s)
50C-1 50A-5

Design by Marcel Breuer, 1928.
By Knoll.

As a leader of the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer used the technological advances of his day in the service of better living. His 1928 Cesca Chair married traditional craftsmanship to industrial materials and methods. The design combines the modern-age aesthetic of a cantilevered tubular steel frame with a seat and back made of user-friendly wood and caning.

The quintessential office and dining chair, the Cesca Chair is at home in virtually any environment. The seat and back are meticulously crafted in one of two wood finishes with woven cane inserts. Each chair is stamped with the designer's signature. Select with or without arms and Clear or Ebonized wooden frame finish. Also offered in a fully upholstered version.

Knoll

Brand Beginnings Knoll was founded in 1938 by Hans and Florence Knoll who sought to create new types of furniture and environments for the home and workplace. Their approach was to join craftsmanship with technology through the use of design and to create beautiful home furnishings that stood the test of time visually, functionally and practically. The pair sought out designers willing to change the landscape of modern design, daring to ask how furniture could work better. These landmark collaborations, with pioneering modernists like Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia and Richard Schultz built a brand that today contains many of the hallmarks of modern design.

Knoll Today Knoll enjoys brand recognition throughout the world for its modern classics as well as groundbreaking new products formulated under new deigner partnerships. Few companies can match the array of Knoll products, which combine a modernist aesthetic with residential appeal. This point of view nurtured by Florence Knoll, has become the trademark of Knoll design. Today, it connects to a new generation seeking workplaces and homes that are comfortable for and beautiful for everyday living.

A Signature Piece The highly coveted Barcelona® Chair is, with little doubt, the signature Knoll piece. Designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it is one of the most recognized objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement. Skilled craftsman construct this exquisite chair by hand every day. From leather produced from a single cowhide, 40 individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather buttons to upholster the chair. Premium cushions are highly resilient with a down-like softness that surrounds the sitter in luxurious comfort. Cushions are suspended by upholstery straps in cowhide belting leather over a metal frame that is hand-ground and hand-buffed to a mirror finish. Meticulously detailed, Barcelona continues to appeal to customers worldwide some 85 years after its introduction.

Why Knoll? The Knoll names offers a rich design history – a legacy of iconic designers and inventive new collaborations. Their focus on quality and responsible manufacturing means that each piece transcends multiple generations in both use and appeal. Knoll offers furniture, accessories, textiles, felts and leathers that stimulate the senses and allow you to express who you are and what you value. They take great pride in creating the best possible product and the happiest possible customer.

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Marcel Breuer

Protégé of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer embodied many of the School's distinctive concepts and was and one of the School's most famous students. He returned shortly thereafter to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928, and during this time designed his tubular-steel furniture collection: functional, simple and distinctly modern. His attention drifted towards architecture, and after practicing privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Gropius. Breuer was also honored as the first architect to be the sole artist of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Wassily Chair was named after his Bauhaus roommate Wassily Kandinsky, the Cesca after his daughter Francesca.

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Wow! Am I glad I found you. I was about to discard 6 of these armless chairs. We are changing our home to accommodate my husband who has MS. Would you have an interest in them or any suggestions?

Asked by: Blessed Too
Hello, and thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately, we do not re-sell vintage furniture. But, there are many folks out there looking for Knoll's mid-century modern style. If they are authentic Knoll chairs, there is always a market on online auction sites like eBay, Craigslist or Amazon Marketplace. If you have additional questions, we are happy to help! Brian, YLiving Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian CS
Date published: 2015-03-17

is the price quoted per chair?

Asked by: marybirtha
The price listed for the Cesca Cane Chair from Knoll is for one chair. There is a sale this month on Knoll classics through March 3rd that includes free white glove delivery! If you have additional questions we are always happy to help! Our product specialists are available over the phone to help you with a quote or to check the availability of a specific product that may work for your project. Brian YLiving Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian CS
Date published: 2015-02-23

I want  to know if I can purchase new backs for my breuer  chairs that are cain 18x11 in. 4 of them,.

Asked by: Terry
We offer replacement parts orders as a service to our customers. Generally speaking if a part is still in production we can order it for any of the brands we carry. We will research this item and have our parts specialist contact you via email. For future inquires, our parts email address is: parts@ylighting.com. If you have additional questions we are always happy to help! Our product specialists are available over the phone to help you with a quote or to check the availability of a specific product that may work for your project. Brian YLiving Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian CS
Date published: 2015-02-10
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