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Marcel Breuer Seating

American, Hungarian, 1902-1981

The architect and designer Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. A member of the Bauhaus faculty, Breuer — like such colleagues as the architects Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the artists and art theoreticians László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers — left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States.

Born in Hungary, Breuer became a Bauhaus student in 1920 and quickly impressed Gropius, the German school’s founder, with his aptitude for furniture design. His early work was influenced by the minimalist Dutch design movement De Stijl — in particular the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his signature innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies and others. Breuer’s attention gradually shifted from design to architecture, and, at the urging of Gropius, he joined his mentor in 1937 on the faculty of Harvard and in an architectural practice.

In the 1940s, Breuer opened his own architectural office, and there his style evolved from geometric, glass-walled structures toward a kind of hybrid architecture — seen in numerous Breuer houses in New England — that pairs bases of local fieldstone with sleek, wood-framed modernist upper floors. In his later, larger commissions, Breuer worked chiefly with reinforced concrete and stone, as seen in his best-known design, the brutalist inverted ziggurat built in New York in 1966 as the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Breuer’s most famous furniture pieces are those made of tubular steel, which include the Wassily chair — named after Wassily Kandinsky and recognizable for its leather-strap seating supports — and the caned Cesca chair. Breuer also made several notable designs in molded plywood, including a chaise and nesting table for the British firm Isokon and a student furniture suite commissioned in 1938 for a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College. Whether in metal or wood, Breuer’s design objects are elegant and adaptable examples of classic modernist design — useful and appropriate in any environment.

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Creator: Marcel Breuer
Set of Four Mid-Century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer B64 Cesca Chairs, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of four Cesca chairs model B64, with armrests. The tubular steel chromed structure it is in good condition. Beechwood frames lacquered in black and Viennese natural grid. Grids o...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome, Steel

1970s Gavina Italy Chair "Cesca" by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Biella, IT
Gavina production Italy chair "cesca" by Marcel Breuer design years '70, signed label.  
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, a Pair
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Portland, OR
Iconic chairs by Marcel Breuer made by Knoll. Brown and white hair-on calf hide slings. Immaculate condition; produced circa 2000. Sold as pair.
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Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Cowhide

Pair of Wood Upholstery and Nickel Cesca Armchairs Chairs, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Bochum, NRW
A pair of unusual Cesca chairs. Nickel frames with Wood and nice fabric upholstery seats and backs. Perfect to complete a dining set or use as desk or lounge chairs. Iconic design,...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair B3, 100th Bauhaus Anniversary Edition
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Bauhaus 100th anniversary edition limited to 500 pieces. This chair has the number 363. Different leather and black chrome were chosen for this special edition. Design by Marcel B...
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Early 2000s German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Marcel Brewer Wassily Style Lounge Chairs, Circa 1990s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Germantown, MD
Inspired by the curving handlebars of the Adler bicycle, the Wassily’s chrome-finished tubular steel frame is seamless in its assemblage. The design’s seating surfaces – P. U. leathe...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Tabouret Bar Cesca Par Marcel Breuer, Édition 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in GRASSAC, FR
Tabouret de bar S32 Cesca ou chaise bar "cantilever" par Marcel Breuer, édition 1970. Déclinaison de la chaise classique b32. La chaise Cesca est un siège du designer hongrois Marc...
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1970s European Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Pr. Breuer Cesca Chairs Made in Italy, C 1970's
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Iconic and arguably the most important chair ever designed, the Breuer Cesca chair remains as relevant today as it was when first introduced in the 1920's. These chairs were made in ...
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1970s Italian International Style Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca Cane and Chrome Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
We presents a set of 4 Cesca cane and tubular chrome cantilever chairs, in good condition. Dimensions: 18.5"W x 20"D x 31.5"H Seat height: 17.5" Seat depth: 17"\  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Cane

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Italian Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chairs, 70s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of four Cesca B32 chairs, Italy, 1970s. Chromed tubular chassis in good general condition. Seat and back structures in black lacquered beech wood and natural Viennese grille. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Four Mid-Century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer B64 Cesca Chairs, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of four Cesca chairs model B64, with armrests. Tubular chromed steel structure in good condition. Beech wood frames and natural Viennese grid. All new seat and backrest grids hav...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Rare Marcel Breuer B 35 in Original Brown Colour by Mucke Melder, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Mücke & Melder
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, Mücke-Melder, licensed by Thonet - It is not possible to buy lacquered tubular steel furniture - Before 1930, earliest model, practically unseen - Original red ...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Bar Stool Cesca Model S32 Marcel Breuer Edition, 1980
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
Very nice chair and big bar Marcel Breuer model S32, cane in perfect condition and chrome steel very good condition.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Stainless Steel

Marcel Breuer B 35 Armchair in Original Pink Colour by Mucke Melder, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder, Marcel Breuer
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, Mücke-Melder, licensed by Thonet - It is not possible to buy lacquered tubular steel furniture - Before 1930, earliest model, practically unseen - Original red ...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Pair of Midcentury Marcel Breuer Chrome and Rattan Cesca Chairs for Gavina 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Roma, IT
Set of wonderful two mid-century chromed metal and rattan chairs "Cesca model". These amazing chairs were designed by Marcel Breuer and produced for Gavina in Italy during the 1970s....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Gavina Dining Chairs by Marcel Breuer 1980s Set of 6
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 chairs in chromed metal, black wood and cane. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Measures: seat height 46cm. Stamped Gavina.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca Armchairs by Gavina, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of 4 Cesca chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1960 by Unknown manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In go...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

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 manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good or...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Armchairs by Marcel Breuer in the Wassily Style, 70s 'Set of 2'
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Roma, RM
Set of 2 armchairs by Marcel Breuer in the Wassily style, made in leather and metal. Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1970. Dimensions: 78W x 74H x 67D cm Materials: metal, leather. Produ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Armchair in chromed metal and black leather. Wear due to time and age of the armchair. Measures: seat height: 43 cm.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Vintage Pair of Woven Cane B35 Lounge Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Danville, CA
Incredible pair of B35 lounge chairs by Marcel Breuer. This pair is featured with original woven caning, chrome cantilever frame and beechwood armrests. Original ICF stickers can be ...
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Mid-20th Century German Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Leather & Chrome Wassily Armchairs 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Den Haag, NL
A pair of iconic Wassily armchairs, designed by Marcel Breuer in the 1920’s. They are made from tubular chromed steel and high quality leather. This is a very high quality pair datin...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather

Set of Four Pre War Breuer Style Chairs as is
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Early version of the Breuer classic cantilevered dining chair. These chairs feature solid wood seats, and backrests, on tubular chrome frames. We believe these date from the 1920's -...
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Early 20th Century American Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair b3 E95B Eisengarn by Knoll Limited 300 Pieces
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
This rare blue Wassily chair with Eisengarn Canvas is a Knoll limited edition series where only 300 pieces were manufactured like the early pieces from the 1920 and 1930s. Materia...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Nickel

Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs by Gavina, circa 1970
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of four armchairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured by Gavina, circa 1970. Metal pipe frame, seat and back with new upholstery added later. Originally wa...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Marcel Breuer's S 64 Tubular Steel Chair for Thonet
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Neuss, NW
Legendary tubular steel chair, model S 64, designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet (1928). Solid frame made of chromed tubular steel. The seat and backrest are covered with the original...
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1920s Austrian Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Cesca Arm Chairs by Marcel Breuer Italy
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of Cesca bent wood and caned arm chairs with sculptural chromed metal tube frames . A classic design by Marcel Breuer which has stood the test of time when produced 94 years a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian International Style Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer's S 64 Tubular Steel Chair for Thonet
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Neuss, NW
Legendary tubular steel chair, model S 64, designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet (1928). Solid frame made of chromed tubular steel. The seat and backrest are covered with the original...
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1920s Austrian Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Pr. Unusual Cesca Dining Arm Chairs Designed by Breuer Made in Italy, Ca. 1970's
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Unique leather strapped version of the iconic Cesca chair, designed by Marcel Breuer. These chairs were made in Italy, circa 1970's. Both are structurally sound and sturdy, both show...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer for Tecta 'The Mobile Manifesto' Chaise Longue in Cane Wicker
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Marcel Breuer for Tecta, 'The Mobile Manifesto' chaise longue, model F41-E, cane wicker, steel, rubber, Germany, designed circa 1928 and manufactured 1984 This design by Hungarian-b...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Marcel Breuer TI-1A Chair / Authentic Bauhaus Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Zürich, CH
Wooden-slat chair called "TI-1a" is an authentic Bauhaus item designed by Marcel Breuer in 1922-1924 and crafted at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Breuer was a modernist architect, sculptor ...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Fabric, Oak

Marcel Breuer Mid Century Bentwood Chaise Lounger
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Countryside, IL
Marcel Breuer mid century bentwood chaise lounger This chair measures: 24 wide x 53 deep x 31 high, with a seat height of 9.5 and arm height/chair clearance 18.25 inches All pi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Bentwood, Upholstery

Gavina Wassily Chair B3 Vintage Leather White by Marcel Breuer
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This old Vintage Wassily chair Model B3, in chromed tubular steel and white leather, was designed by Marcel Breuer and produced by Gavina. It's an early edition before 68. It has so...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Marcel Breuer Lounge Chair Produced by Isokon
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare lounge chair designed by Marcel Breuer. Produced by Isokon in England.
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1950s English Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Fabric, Beech

6 Marcel Breuer for Knoll Blue and Black Upholstered Cesca Chairs
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Glorious set of six Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca chairs. The authentic chairs have the Knoll Studios name and Marcel Breuer’s signature embossed on the metal frames. This particular...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

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. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good condition, with ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Set of 8 Cantilever Armchairs in Patinated Cognac Leather by Matteo Grassi
By Marcel Breuer, Matteo Grassi
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of 8 cantilever armchairs in very patinated cognac leather by Matteo Grassi. Amazing patina that is so sought after and impossible to re-create. Made in Italy in the 1970s.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

10 Marcel Breuer for Knoll Blue and Black Upholstered Cesca Chairs
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Glorious set of ten Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca chairs. The authentic chairs have the Knoll Studios name and Marcel Breuer’s signature embossed on the metal frames. This particular...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Mid-Century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer Cesca Dining Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set 6 Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer “Cesca” dining chairs. The Marcel Breuer “Cesca” chairs is said to be the most reproduced chair design in history. This popularity is a testame...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

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. This work by the austrian designer presents a modern and unmistakable line, which ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Metal Beech Vienna Straw Cesca Chair Breuer for Gavina 1960
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern matt black metal tubolar, white beech and Vienna straw Cesca chair, by Marcel Breuer and produced by Gavina in 1960s Cesca model chair, with matt black pa...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Brown Leather and Chrome Wassily Chairs by Gavina Spa, a Pair
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Miami, FL
Distressed brown leather and tubular chrome Wassily lounge chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina Spa and sold by Knoll International circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Set of 8 Vintage Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1970s
By Dino Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Roma, IT
Cesca Chairs is an item designed by Marcel Breuer and realized by Dino Gavina in the 1970s. Load-bearing structure in mannesmann-type continuous tubular steel, cold-bent chrome-pl...
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1970s Italian Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Set of Two B34 Chairs in Steel and Leather by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Marcel Breuer. By unknown manufacturer, circa 1970. Materials: Leather Tubular steel with a polished chrome finish In good original condition, with minor w...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Pair Of Vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca Carver Chairs In Black, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
Pair of vintage square back Marcel Breuer Cesca carver chairs with characterful patina to the frames. Perfect to complete a dining set or use as desk or lounge chairs.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Rattan, Beech

Italian Versitaile Set of Black Beechwood Cesca Brass Chairs, 2020
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
A unique and versatile set of black Cesca chairs. The design was created by Marcel Breuer (1902 - 1981). The chairs are made of chrome-plated tubular steel structure with wicker an...
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2010s Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Brass

Group of 3 Chairs Gavina Cesca Wood, Italy, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Milano, IT
Group of 3 chairs; tubular in chromed metal, seat and back with painted wooden frame and Vienna straw.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Wassily Lounge Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
All original Marcel Breuer Wassily chair for Knoll in brown leather straps and tubular frame. 1960s Mid-Century Modern authentic Wassily B3 chair designed by Marcel Breuer and made ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Set Of Four Vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, Chrome And Rattan Cantilever
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
A set of four Cesca ebonised wood cantilever chairs with rattan seats. Nice examples, with a time worn patina but very firm rattan in great condition. Made in Italy, these were most ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Set of 5 Cantilever Armchairs in Leather by Matteo Grassi, Model MG15, Italy 70s
By Matteo Grassi, Marcel Breuer
Located in Odense, DK
Set of 5 Vintage cantilever armchairs in patinated red / cognac colored leather by Matteo Grassi, made in Italy, 1970s. Stamped. The chairs are strongly reminiscent of bauhaus works ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Marcel Breuer Cantilever Chair, circa 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair model cantilever, designed by Marcel Breuer circa 1960, by unknown manufacturer. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In original condition, with mino...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca Metal and Wood Mid-Century Modern Chairs, C. 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of 4 Cesca chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1960 by Unknown Manufacturer Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In goo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

1970s Marcel Breuer B33 for Knoll Bauhaus Design Chairs, Set of 4
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Brescia, IT
Marcel Breuer B33 chairs, pair Knoll International Italy / USA, c. 1970 Chrome-plated steel Fabric Seat Ufficio Tecnico 1971 Ufficio Tecnico, Knoll International's in-hous...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

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 profiles by Marcel Breuer. The chairs are in really good vintage conditions.    
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Knoll International Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer Black Leather
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Wassily chair, in chromed tubular steel and black leather, was designed by Marcel Breuer and produced by Knoll International. Knoll International production with the Marcel Breu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome, Stainless Steel

Marcel Breuer White Leather Wassily Armchair by Gavina
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Dronten, NL
White Wassily chair designed by Marcel Breuer, circa 1925. Manufactured circa 1960 by Gavina in Italy. Made in white leather with chromed tubular steel frame. Stamped in the le...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

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 and Viennese natural grid. The grill seat have been put new. Very good general cond...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage S35 Armchair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, 1970s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Tubular chrome and white leather bauhaus design chair by Marcel Breuer and produced for Thonet. Rare armchair with the typical bauhaus Marcel Breuer elements. The chair is labe...
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1970s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer seating for sale on 1stDibs

Marcel Breuer seats are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Marcel Breuer seating collection to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 123 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original seating designs by Marcel Breuer were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider seating by Mart Stam, Gio Ponti and, Gastone Rinaldi. Prices for Marcel Breuer seating can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $550 and tops out at $30,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,469. 1stDibs
Questions About Marcel Breuer Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer was an architect and furniture designer who made a major impact on modern design by introducing new materials and emphasizing the importance of form matching function. He was born in Pécs, Hungary, in 1902, and was a part of the Bauhaus school. You’ll find a collection of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Dutch art movement De Stijl inspired Marcel Breuer's early work. Artists in the movement like Piet Mondrian created art that adhered to the principles of geometry. This idea resonated with Breuer and informed his designs. Shop a selection of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer was born in Pécs, Hungary, on May 21, 1902. He attended the Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany, and eventually became a part of the faculty. After the Nazis shut the school down, Breuer moved to the U.S. He died in New York City on July 1, 1981. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Marcel Breuer furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Marcel Breuer, say "mar-SELL BROO-ur." The artist's first and last name both originate from the Hungarian language. Breuer was born in Pécs, Hungary, on May 21, 1902. You can shop a variety of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Over the course of his life, Marcel Breuer designed many things. Furniture was one of his main focuses, and he created many influential pieces, including the Wassily lounge chair, the Cesca chair and the Laccio side table. Shop a collection of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer is known for his work as an architect and furniture designer during the 20th century. During his life, he created many famous chairs that remain popular today, including the Wassily lounge chair, the Cesca chair and the D40 cantilever chair. You’ll find a range of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Marcel Breuer taught at the Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany. He arrived at the institution in 1920 as a student. By 1925, his duties expanded to include teaching classes of his own and running the school's furniture shop. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Marcel Breuer furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Today, Marcel Breuer chairs are made in the factory locations of the furniture manufacturer Knoll, Inc. It operates production facilities in Italy and Canada, as well as in Pennsylvania and Michigan in the U.S. Find a collection of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    There are a number of ways that you can tell an original Marcel Breuer chair. One trick is to examine the frame. If you see end caps, you're likely looking at a replica. Authentic Breuer chairs featured polished, welded ends. Some chairs also feature stickers that identify the model name located under their seats. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Marcel Breuer chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Most Marcel Breuer chair legs are made out of bent tubular steel. The designer introduced this radical new material to modern furniture design with his Wassily Model B3 lounge chair. On 1stDibs, you can shop a collection of Marcel Breuer chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer created the Cesca chair while splitting his time between Paris and Germany. He made the chair in 1928, shortly after he left the Bauhaus school, but you can clearly see the influence of the institution's design principles in the clean, simple lines of the piece. Find a range of Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer chose a bicycle tube frame to create his Wassily lounge chair because he was impressed by the strength and weight properties of the steel. The chair was a landmark in furniture design and opened the doors to the use of tubular steel frames in many chairs, tables and sofas produced during the modern period. You’ll find a selection of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer was associated with the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany. After attending classes as a student, Breuer became the head of the school's furniture shop. While working there, he created the Wassily lounge chair, introducing the use of tubular steel frames to modern furniture design. Find a variety of Marcel Breuer chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer became an apprentice and student at the Bauhaus school in 1920. He made a big impression on the school's founder, Walter Gropius, and later became the head of the institution's furniture workshop. Find a selection of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To reupholster a Marcel Breuer Cesca chair, first pry out the staples, remove the original upholstery and disassemble the chair. Place the new fabric on a flat surface and position the seat upside down. Fold the fabric over the edge and secure it with a staple gun. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of expertly vetted Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify Marcel Breuer bar stools, start by examining the frame. Genuine models will usually feature smooth, welded ends. Most reproductions have end caps instead. You can also look for a sticker that bears the model name on the underside of the seat. On 1stDibs, find a range of expertly vetted Marcel Breuer bar stools.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    What was most innovative about Marcel Breuer's Model B3 chair was its frame. Also known as the Wassily lounge chair, the piece featured a lightweight, sturdy tubular steel frame inspired by the artist's Adler bicycle. His use of the metal started a radical shift in furniture design. You’ll find a variety of Marcel Breuer Model B3 chairs 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer introduced the material of tubular steel to modern furniture design. He employed it in many of his chairs, tables and sofas, prizing the material because it minimized the weight of pieces without sacrificing their strength. Shop a range of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.

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