Skip to main content

Cesca Chairs

2
722
7
to
49
450
271
725
725
725
380
24
6
1
2
1
719
7
17
262
402
8
4
8
89
305
45
13
Height
to
Width
to
Depth
to
138
102
32
150
19
83
11
27
9
10
7
15
620
531
497
397
293
595
519
68
55
12
523
67
55
26
11
Sort By
Cesca Chair 1970s B32
By Stol Kamnik
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Cesca chair, 1970s Designer Marcel Breuer Design Period: 1920 to 1949 Production Period
Category

Vintage 1970s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Cesca Chair 1970s B32
  • Cesca Chair 1970s B32
  • Cesca Chair 1970s B32
  • Cesca Chair 1970s B32
H 82 in W 46 in D 52 in
Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
After Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair Italy 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1960s
  • Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1960s
  • Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1960s
  • Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1960s
H 29.93 in W 24.02 in D 20.87 in
1974 Knoll Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Oakland, CA
A high quality production of a design classic, the "Cesca" chair by Marcel Breuer manufactured by
Category

Vintage 1970s American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • 1974 Knoll Cesca Chairs
  • 1974 Knoll Cesca Chairs
  • 1974 Knoll Cesca Chairs
  • 1974 Knoll Cesca Chairs
H 31.5 in W 18.25 in D 20 in
Black Cesca Chair Affter Marcel Breuer Italy 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Style of Marcel Breuer Black Cesca Chair Italy 1980s
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Marcel Breuer Pair of Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Naples, IT
Cesca chair designed by Marcel Breuer. Marcel Breuer conceived the first tubular steel chair in
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Marcel Breuer Pair of Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
  • Marcel Breuer Pair of Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
  • Marcel Breuer Pair of Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
  • Marcel Breuer Pair of Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
H 32.68 in W 20.48 in D 18.12 in
Light Blue Velvet Cesca Chairs, Three Available
Located in IT
Light blue velvet cesca chairs. We have three pieces available, recently reupholstered. Excellent
Category

Late 20th Century European Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Single Refurbished Cane Cesca Chair in Black
Located in Medina, OH
Refurbished single caned Cesca Chair in black. The cane back and bottom were sanded then painted in
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Cesca Chair, 1980s, 1 of 5
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Cesca chair, 1980s Designer Marcel Breuer Country of producer: Italy Design Period: 1920 to 1949
Category

Vintage 1980s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Cesca Chair, 1980s, 1 of 5
  • Cesca Chair, 1980s, 1 of 5
  • Cesca Chair, 1980s, 1 of 5
  • Cesca Chair, 1980s, 1 of 5
H 31.11 in W 18.31 in D 21.26 in
A set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Wilton, CT
Conceptualized in the late 1920s, the original design of the Cesca chair is still being
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Bahaus Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair S64
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Charleston, SC
Vintage Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer Italy C. 1960 Vintage Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer. Made by
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Bahaus Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair S64
  • Bahaus Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair S64
  • Bahaus Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair S64
  • Bahaus Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair S64
H 32 in W 24.5 in D 20 in
Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair for Gavina Wood Metal Crome, 1980, Italy
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, IT
Marcel Breuer Cesca chair for Gavina wood metal crome, 1980, Italy.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Other Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 6 Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Dino Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Roma, IT
Set of 6 CESCA Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Dino Gavina, Italy 1970s. Load-bearing structure in
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Steel

B32 Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1960s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. These Cesca
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1960s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Padova, IT
In the Cesca chair by Marcel Lajos Breuer for Gavina you can find the top of Made in Italy quality
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1960s
  • Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1960s
  • Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1960s
  • Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1960s
H 30.71 in W 18.12 in D 16.54 in
Set of 4 Original Cesca Chairs, by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, Italy
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Padova, IT
Original Cesca chair by Marcel Lajos Breuer for Gavina - Italy - with original label. Back lowered
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer 1970s B32 1 of 5
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Cesca chair, 1970s Designer Marcel Breuer Design Period: 1920 to 1949 Production Period: 1970 to
Category

Vintage 1970s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer 1970s B32 1 of 5
  • Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer 1970s B32 1 of 5
  • Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer 1970s B32 1 of 5
  • Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer 1970s B32 1 of 5
H 32.09 in W 18.12 in D 24.41 in
Set of 4 Vintage CESCA Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Roma, IT
Set of 4 Vintage CESCA Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Dino Gavina, Italy 1970s.  Load-bearing
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Steel

Original Gavina Set of Four "Cesca" Chairs by M. Breuer, 1965
By Simon Gavina Editions, Marcel Breuer
Located in Sacile, PN
Four Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1965 (the project was created in
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Metal

Marcel Breuer, set of Four Cesca Chairs for Gavina. Italy 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Catania, CT
Four Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer and produced in Italy by Gavina during the 60s. Very
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Black Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1980s
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of white Italian Cesca chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in LYON, FR
Beautiful pair of white Cesca chairs, made in Italy in the 1970s, from a design by Marcel Breuer
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Beech

Rare Restored Marcel Breuer Rattan Back Chrome "cesca" Chairs By Virco, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare set of 4 Marcel Breuer rattan back chrome "Cesca" chairs by Virco. This rare variant of the
Category

Vintage 1950s Side Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Six Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca Chairs, Lacquer, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stamford, CT
Six Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca Chairs, Lacquer, 1960s Set of six 'Cesca
Category

Vintage 1960s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1970s Upholstered Cesca Chairs After Marcel Breuer for Knoll, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Miami, FL
Upholstered Cesca Chairs after Marcel Breuer for Knoll; Made in Italy. Upholstered in a cream
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

All Black Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer, Italy, 1970s
Located in PEGO, ES
Set of six (6) rare all black Cesca chairs, icon of the Bauhaus and designed in 1928, by Marcel
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Cesca Chair By Marcel Breuer for Thonet
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1960s Cesca chairs by Marcel Breuer for Thonet. One area of caning is fine, the 3 other
Category

Vintage 1960s Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of Chrome and Black Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 3 chrome cantilever Cesca chair with black lacquered wood
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of 'Cesca' chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of 'Cesca' chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, produced during the 1980s. Rare version with
Category

Vintage 1980s German Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

  • Pair of 'Cesca' chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s
  • Pair of 'Cesca' chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s
  • Pair of 'Cesca' chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s
  • Pair of 'Cesca' chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s
H 34.06 in W 18.51 in D 18.12 in
Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chair, Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of two Cesca chairs, model B32, made in Italy in the 1970s. Black lacquered beech wood frames
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Set of 22 dining Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and produced since that year till
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rare Set All Black Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer, Italy, 1970s
Located in PEGO, ES
Set of four (4) rare all black Cesca chairs, icon of the Bauhaus and designed in 1928, by Marcel
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

"CESCA CHAIRS" 1930s Marcel Breuer Armchairs & Chairs Chrome Made in Poland
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY "CESCA CHAIR" 1930s Marcel Breuer Armchairs & Chairs Made in Poland, Chrome
Category

Vintage 1930s Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Blonde Cesca Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of two Cesca chairs model B32. Tubular steel chromed structure, beechwood and Viennese natural
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Marcel Breuer Chrome and Rattan Cesca Chairs for Gavina 1970s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Roma, IT
Set of wonderful two mid-century chromed metal and rattan chairs "Cesca model". These amazing
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Set of 6 Thonet Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 6 Thonet Cesca chairs 1980s Set of four armchairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Six Mid-century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs 70s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of six Cesca chairs, model B32, made in Italy in the 1970s. Some show signs of wear on the
Category

Antique Early 17th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Italian Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs - Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madison, WI
A beautiful set of 6 original Italian Breuer Cesca chairs with Wood framed seat and back with birds
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll 'Manufactured by Gavina, 1973'
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Centreville, VA
Authentic Cesca chair designed by Marcel Breuer for Knoll (Manufactured by GAVINA, 1973) Vintage
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 6 Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer, Mid-Century Modern Metal & Wood Classic
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Introducing this exceptional set of 6 Cesca chairs, designed by the renowned Marcel Breuer and
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Cesca Chairs Made in Italy Designed by Breuer c. 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional set of four Cesca chairs, originally designed by Marcel Breuer circa 1920’s, these are
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Cesca Chairs with Black Frames by Marcel Breuer attr. to Gavina, Italy 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Beograd, RS
This listing features very well known chairs - Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer. Manufacturing of the
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B64 Blonde Cesca Chairs, Italy, 70s
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of two Cesca chairs model B64, with armrests. Tubular steel chromed structure, beechwood and
Category

Vintage 1970s Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Cesca Chairs by Gavina, Design Marcel Breuer, Italy 60s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Lucija, SI
This pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair was made in Italy in '60s by Gavina The chairs are labeled
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Marcel Breuer for Gavina Set of 6 "Cesca" Chairs, Italy 1960s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Naples, IT
Set of 6 Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, produced by Gavina in 1960. The chairs show slight
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

5 Marcel Breuer for Knoll Blue and Black Upholstered Cesca Chairs
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Glorious set of 5 Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca chairs. The authentic chairs have the Knoll Studios
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Metal Beech Vienna Straw Cesca Chair Breuer for Gavina 1960
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern matt black metal tubolar, white beech and Vienna straw Cesca chair, by
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer around 1970, manufactured in Italy. Metal pipe frame
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
  • Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
  • Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
  • Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
No Reserve
H 31.89 in W 23.23 in D 20.87 in
Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair Cantilever Chrome Frame Wood Seat, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Marcel Breuer Cesca chair cantilever chrome frame wood seat - a pair. Item features a chrome frame
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

A pair of Bahaus Marcel Breuer Attributed Cesca Chairs S64
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian deep brown & chrome Marcel Breuer cesca chair with arms,cane seat and back. Please take
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 4 1960's Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs with arms, Stendig labels
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of 4 Original Marcel Breuer "Cesca" arm chairs 1960's With "Stendig" manufacturer labels
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane

Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer circa 1960, by unknown manufacturer
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1960
  • Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1960
  • Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1960
  • Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1960
No Reserve
H 32.29 in W 19.1 in D 19.1 in
'S32' Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer and Gavina
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, England
Height: 78cm Width: 46cm Depth: 56cm Seat Height: 46cm Designer: Marcel Breuer Manufacturer: Gavina, Italy Date: 1970s Materials: Beech, steel, cane Description: Manufactured fo...
Category

Vintage 1970s European Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

  • 'S32' Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer and Gavina
  • 'S32' Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer and Gavina
  • 'S32' Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer and Gavina
  • 'S32' Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer and Gavina
H 30.71 in W 18.12 in D 22.05 in
Mid Century Italian Cesca Chair with Cantilever Base
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern cesca style chair features caned seat & seat back on a chrome cantilever
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs Mid Century Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Mid Century 1970s Marcel Breuer Cesca Side Chairs or Dining Chairs. Cane seats and backs
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

(30 Available) Vintage 1980's Blue Upholstered Cesca Chairs by Loewenstein
By Loewenstein, Marcel Breuer
Located in Glendale, AZ
1980's Cecsa style dining chairs by Loewenstein. Rare cobalt blue upholstery with chrome frames
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Marcel Breuer B64 Design Cesca Chairs by Gavina, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy around 1960 by Gavina
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of 4 Marcel Breuer B64 Design Cesca Chairs by Gavina, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 4 Chairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy around 1960 by
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Chairs Cesca, Marcel Breuer, Gavina, 1970
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Set of 2 Chairs Cesca, Marcel Breuer, Gavina, 1970. The Set of 2 Cesca Chairs, designed by Marcel
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Cesca Rattan Chair, Marcel Breuer, Italy, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Beautiful midcentury rattan, velvet and wood chair. The wonderful and world-famous Cesca chair
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of six Italian Mid Century Cesca chairs in Vienna Straw and beech Wood , 70s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Roma, IT
, the only holder, for many years, of the patent for the construction of any type of cantilever chair
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • 1
  • ...
Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Cesca Chairs", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Shopping for Vintage Cesca Chairs?

Designed by Marcel Breuer (1902–81) for the Austrian furniture maker Gebrüder Thonet, the original Cesca chair is a paragon of Bauhaus design, combining natural beechwood caning and modern tubular steel for a sensibility that celebrates both handicraft and industrialization. Today vintage Cesca chairs will define casual elegance in your dining room.

Breuer got his start in architecture after dropping out of the painting program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He began apprenticing with a Viennese architect and went on to join the Bauhaus movement in 1921, when he was just 19 years old, eventually becoming a master carpenter at the German arts school. While there, Breuer designed furniture for Sommerfeld House in Berlin, industrialist Adolf Sommerfeld’s private residence, which was conceived by architects Walter Gropius (the Bauhaus school’s founder) and Adolf Meyer. Not long afterward, Breuer’s experiments with tubular steel would yield his Wassily chair, named for his friend, painter and Bauhaus professor Wassily Kandinsky, as well as the Cesca. Whether in metal or wood, Breuer’s design objects are elegant and adaptable examples of classic modernist design — useful and appropriate in any environment.

Originally called the B32, Breuer renamed the Cesca chair in honor of his daughter, Francesca, when Italian manufacturer Gavina began producing it in the early 1960s. Knoll introduced the chair when it acquired Gavina in 1968 and continues to manufacture it today. The Cesca chair was the first-ever tubular steel frame chair with a caned seat to be mass produced — a breakthrough for furniture design.

Find vintage Cesa chairs and other seating on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Cesca Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Knoll furniture manufactures the Cesca chair, and has since the design debuted in 1968. Architect and designer Marcel Breuer created the first Cesca chair after leaving the Bauhaus art school in Germany and moving to the U.S. Shop a variety of Cesca chairs on 1stDibs.