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Dining Chairs Style B32 By Marcel Breuer

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Argelato, BO
Set of 4 dining chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, in metal, wood and rattan.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 47 cm. Wear due to time and age of the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 6 Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in white metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Cesca Mid Century Cantilever Chair, Marcel Breuer B32 Style Chair, Italy
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Zagreb, HR
A beautiful vintage Marcel Breuer design B32 cantilever chairs. Italian production of the late
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs for Gavina Knoll, 1963, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Vicenza, IT
Beautiful set of 4 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs produced by Gavina in 1963. They are all
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Black Dining Chair "Cesca" B32 by Marcel Breuer for Fasem, Italy, 1970
By Marcel Breuer, Fasem International
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Black dining chair "Cesca" B32 by Marcel Breuer for Fasem, Italy, 1970s Introducing the iconic
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

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Set of Twelve Dining Chairs in Green Leatherette and Stained Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of twelve dining chairs, leatherette, stained beech, aluminum, Czech Republic, 1960s. Well-proportioned set of dining chairs with constructive detailing discernible in the alumi...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

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Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Wien Straw B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs, 1970s, Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Padova, IT
Beautiful set of 6 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs. (Stamped "made in Italy"). Cesca chairs were
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Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs for Gavina Knoll, 1963, Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina, Knoll
Located in Padova, IT
Set of 8 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs produced by Gavina in 1963. They are all signed with
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Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs for Gavina Knoll, 1963, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina, Knoll
Located in Padova, IT
Beautiful set of 4 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs produced by Gavina in 1963. They are all
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Wien Straw B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs, 1970s, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Padova, IT
Beautiful set of 4 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs. Cesca chairs were originally designed in
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in wood, rattan and metal. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 with arms and 4 without arms. Dimensions: seat height
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 with arms and 4 without arms. Dimensions: seat height
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 44 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 with arms and 2 without arms. Dimensions: seat
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 6 without. Dimensions: height
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 10
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 10 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45cm. Width of the chairs with
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in white metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Dimensions
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 4 without arms. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 4 without arms. Height of the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 4 without arms. Height of the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 2 without arms. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 2 without arms. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 4 without arms. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 4 without arms. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms and 2 without arms. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: seat height: 45cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Measure: seat
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 2
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 2 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: seat height: 46cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: seat height: 454cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs Measure: Seat
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs Measure: Seat
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: seat height: 46cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Measure: Seat
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: seat height: 46cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 47 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in wood, rattan and metal. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and age of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in white metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Measure
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 black chairs in metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs Measure
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 chairs in metal, wood and rattan. 2 chairs with arms Dimensions: height of the seat: 45
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 8
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 8 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Wear due to time and age of the chairs
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 black chairs in metal, wood and Rattan. Wear due to time and age of the chairs Measure
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 black chairs in metal, wood and Rattan. Measure: Seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time and
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in white metal, wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Measure
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 44 cm. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer, Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in gilded metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 45 cm. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 black chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to time
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dining Chairs Style B32 by Marcel Breuer Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 all-grey chairs in metal, wood and rattan. Dimensions: seat height: 46 cm. Wear due to
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Dining Chairs Style B32 By Marcel Breuer For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic dining chairs style b32 by marcel breuer available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, natural fiber and wood, every dining chairs style b32 by marcel breuer was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a dining chairs style b32 by marcel breuer — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each dining chairs style b32 by marcel breuer bearing mid-century modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one dining chairs style b32 by marcel breuer that is appealing in its simplicity, but Marcel Breuer, Fasem International and Gavina produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Dining Chairs Style B32 By Marcel Breuer?

A dining chairs style b32 by marcel breuer can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,111, while the lowest priced sells for $883 and the highest can go for as much as $11,369.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right dining-room-chairs for You

No matter what your dream dining experience looks like, there is a wide-ranging variety of vintage, new and antique dining room chairs on 1stDibs. Find upholstered dining room chairs, wood dining room chairs and more to outfit any space designated for a good meal, be it in your home or in the great outdoors.

In the early 18th century, most dining room tables and other furniture was designed to look masculine. In America, dining rooms weren’t even much of a concept until the late 1700s, when a space set aside specifically for dining became a part of the construction of homes for the wealthy. Dining room chairs of the era were likely made of walnut or oak. In Europe, neoclassical dining chairs emerged during the 1750s owing to nostalgia for classical antiquity, while the curving chair crests of Queen Anne furniture in the United States preceded the artistically bold seat backs that characterized the Chippendale chairs that followed. If there weren't enough dining chairs at suppertime in the American colonies, men were prioritized and women stood.

In the dining rooms of today, however, there is enough space for everyone to have a seat at the table. Modern styles introduce innovative design choices that play with shape and style. Icons of mid-century modern dining room chairs are plentiful: With its distinctive bentwood back, there is the DCW dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while Hans Wegner's timeless classic, the Wishbone chair, remains relevant and elegant decades after its debut. Stefano Giovannoni's White Rabbit dining chairs, in their lovable polyethylene biomorphism, reinvent what dining can look like.

Today's wide range of dining room chairs also means that they can now be styled in different ways, bringing functionality and fun to any sumptuous dining space. No longer do tables have to be accompanied by a matching set of seats. Skillfully mixing and matching colors and designs allows you to showcase your personality without sacrificing the cohesion of a given space.

By furnishing your dining room with cozy chairs — vintage, antique or otherwise — family time can extend far beyond mealtime. The plush upholstery of Victorian-style dining room chairs is perfect for game nights that stretch from dinner to midnight snack. Outdoor tables and dining chairs can also present an excellent opportunity for bonding and eating — what goes better with a delicious meal than fresh air, anyway?

Whether you prefer your chairs streamlined and stackable or ornate and one of a kind, the offerings on 1stDibs will elevate your mealtime and beyond.