Marcel Breuer Seating

Marcel Breuer (Hungary, 1902–81)

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 Laszlo 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 signal 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.

Pair of Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chairs Gavina, Italy Black Color Silver, 1970
Pair of Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chairs Gavina,...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Pair of Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily chairs by Gavina, Italy black color silver, as shown in the photos, they show scratches and traces of wear.
Set of Six Chairs Model B32 Cesca, Italy, 1960
Set of Six Chairs Model B32 Cesca, Italy, 1960
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Wicker, Wood
Set of six Cesca model chairs designed by Marcel Breuer (1902 -1981). Structure made of tubular steel with golden patina, seat and backrest in black lacquered wood and wicker grating...
 Midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chairs for Thonet
Midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chairs for...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Original mid- Century Marcel Breuer B35 lounge chair for Thonet. Leather and chrome in excellent condition. fine examples. Priced per chair
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Steel, Leather
A pair of black leather Wassily chairs, designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Knoll, circa 1980. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructiv...
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Marcel Breuer Wassily chair in tan leather. Chrome is perfect, and leather shows nice wear along the arms. Nice color! Something different than black!
Vintage Early Original Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair for Knoll in Brown Leather
Vintage Early Original Marcel Breuer Wassily Ch...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
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 ...
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Beech
Pair of iconic Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer with cantilevered tubular steel frames. Seats and backs are made of solid beechwood with natural cane inset panels. Gold foil st...
Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, Leather and Chrome
Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer f...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Marcel Breuer's 1925 design is a widely recognized masterpiece of modern furniture, having long ago achieved iconic status. This pair of Wassily chairs date to the 1960s. The chrome...
20th Century Black Wassily B3 Chair by Marcel Breuer in Leather and Steel
20th Century Black Wassily B3 Chair by Marcel B...
Marcel Breuer
21st Century and Contemporary Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel
When it comes to chairs we rely on a true Classic and must have for every room. The famous Wassily Chair was designed by Marcel Breuer and is a flagship of the Bauhaus Era. So, put...
"MG5" Marcel Breuer by Matteo Grassi Bauhaus Se...
Marcel Breuer, Matteo Grassi
Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
MG5 by Matteo Grassi, 1970. Black leather and chrome and tubular steel with chrome plating.  
Set of Four 1960s Gavina Hand Caned Cesca Chair...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane
Set of four authentic Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs. Made in the 1960s with hand caning. Very time consuming French caned backs and seats. Produced by Gavina in Italy and imported by Kn...
Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chair by Gavina, Italy
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Early 20th Century Italian Lounge Chairs
A Wassily chair designed by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Gavina, Italy. This chair dates from 1968–1972, original year of design 1925. Polished chrome tube with cream leather s...
Thonet S 35 L & S 35 H Design Marcel Breuer Lo...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather
Thonet S 35 L & S 35 H design Marcel Breuer lounge chair and ottoman The matching stool S 35 H transforms Breuer's club chair S 35 L in to a chaise longues. Noteworthy that also ...
Vintage Leather Marcel Breuer Chrome Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather
A rare set of four Marcel Breuer butterscotch cognac leather and chrome chairs. The leather now showing wear all around and feeling butter soft consistent with age. Nice and sturdy w...
Marcel Breuer F40 Cantilever Settee
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Settees
Steel, Leather
Originally designed in 1931. This example was made in the 1990s. Settee features a bent steel tube frame and flat bar-stock supporting the back. Cushion upholstered in black leather....
"Wassily" Marcel Breuer by Gavina Bauhaus Desig...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Metal
"B3 Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Gavina, 1960s Black leather and chrome metal tubolar.  
Armchair Cesca B64 Model French Design Marcel B...
Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Set of six chairs Cesca B64 Marcel Breuer design, 1970s, Made in Italy, composed of a structure called "cantilever" tubular metal bent and chrome, armrests (H 68cm) back and seat (H ...
1 of 18 Grey Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer 1990...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Wood
This Cesca chair was manufactured in Italy in 1990s based on the 1928 design of the Hungarian designer, Breuer Marcell /Marcel Breuer. Breuer was an important member of Bauhaus, teac...
Pair of Grey Cesca Cantilever Armchairs by Marc...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
This Cesca chair was manufactured in Italy in 1990s based on the 1928 design of the Hungarian designer, Breuer Marcell /Marcel Breuer. Breuer was an important member of Bauhaus, teac...
1970s Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cane and Wicker...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
1970s Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Cesca" Chair
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Spanish Armchairs
Chrome
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats, backs and armrests. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had devel...
1970s Pair of Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Ce...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs
Chrome
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
Early Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair in Polishes C...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Wassily chair in polished chrome and black leather designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina and Knoll.
1970s Set of Six Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome ...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
Early Marcel Breuer Long Chaise
Marcel Breuer, Isokon
20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Bouclé, Birch
Early Marcel Breuer long chaise. This piece has been upholstered in a nubby cream colored bouclé.
Marcel Breuer B9T Stool for Thonet, circa 1930
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stool designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet around 1930 Tubular structure, fabric. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a nice pat...
1970s Black Marcel Breuer Knoll Cesca Cane Chairs
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs
Chrome
Black Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs manufactured by Knoll International and dated 1973. Black finished wood frames with cane seat and backrest Cane is intact. Measures: Arm height 27.25.
Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Vintage example of this archetypal Bauhaus design, with soulfully worn-in cognac saddle leather on a chromed steel frame, circa 1960s.
Rare Gilt Metal Cantilever Chairs by Marcel Bre...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Modern Chairs
Metal
Rare gilt metal cantilever chairs by Marcel Breuer, circa 1928 Gilt metal, ebonized and cane cantilever chairs, model Cesca by Marcel Breuer. Designed in 1928.
Set of Six Chairs Model Cesca B64, Italy, 1962
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Natural Fiber, Wood
Set of six chairs model B64, Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Structure made of chromed tubular steel, seat and back made of wood and natural fibre. German design originally from 19...
Marcel Breuer ‘Wassily’ B3 Chairs Black Leather...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Early 20th Century Italian Club Chairs
Chrome
Marcel Breuer ‘wassily’ B3 chairs black leather for Gavina set of two. Good condition, consistent with age and use.
Set of Six Armchairs Cesca B64 Model Marcel Bre...
Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Set of six chairs Cesca B64 Marcel Breuer design, 1970s, Made in Italy, composed of a structure called "cantilever" tubular metal bent and chrome, armrests (H 68cm) back and seat (H ...
Set of Four Cesca Gavina Chairs by M. Breuer, 1965
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Metal
Four Cesca Gavina chairs designed by Marcel Breuer dated 1964 circa (project dated 1928). The cane seat is not glued on the wood, but it is sewn in the wooden frame, a particular ...
Set of Four Marcel Breuer Italian Cesca Chairs
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Wood
Fabulous set of four Italian cane and chrome cesca chairs by Marcel Breuer. Produced by Gavina in Italy and stamped on seat bottoms. These chairs feature the iconic cantilevered chro...
1960s Black Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, Italy
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
1960s Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs. Made in Italy. Wood has black finish with cane seats and backrests and chrome frames, midcentury 1960s production. Rare to find a complete matching ...
Marcel Breuer Thonet B9 Stool
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Metal
Stool designed by Marcel Breuer Manufactured by Thonet. Metal pipe frame with wood structure and rattan. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and u...
Restored Marcel Breuer for Thonet Cognac Leathe...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Marcel Breuer for Thonet, lounge chair B35 with ottoman, leather and tubular steel by Germany, 1928. This lounge chair is executed in cognac leather and tubular steel. The B35 by...
Wasilly Chair by Breuer, Knoll, Gavina, 1960s, ...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
White leather and chrome Wasilly chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll/Gavina, Italy, 1960s.
Marcel Breuer Long Chair Chaise Longue Isokon, ...
Marcel Breuer, Isokon
20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Bentwood
A fabulous Marcel Breuer long chair (1902-1981) as featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum ((V&A) London, Marcel Breuer has been described as one of the most influential designers...
B33 Cantilevered Chair by Marcel Breuer & Mart ...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Side Chairs
Steel
This chair is an early example of Marcel Breuers Classic B33 cantilever chair, with original "eisengarn" (iron yarn) fabric and Thonet makers mark. It's in an untouched, original vin...
Chrome Bauhaus Stool B8, Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer, Mücke & Melder
Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Stools
Chrome
- Czechoslovakia, 1930s - Mücke Melder (licensed for Thonet) - Completely original condition (see detailed pictures) - Original screws, blue Eisengarn - Published in catalogue.
Marcel Breuer B-33 Bauhaus Chrome Chair for Thonet
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chairs
Chrome
- Very rare - Early production - Original blue Eisengarn - Completely original condition (see the pictures) - Published in Thonet catalogue - Measures: Seat height 47 cm.
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Metal
A pair of grey leather Wassily chairs, designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Knoll, circa 1980. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructivi...
Marcel Breuer Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by K...
Marcel Breuer, Knoll International
Vintage 1920s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather, Stainless Steel
Marcel Breuer's 1925 design is a widely recognized masterpiece of modern furniture, having long ago achieved iconic status. This pair of Wassily chairs date to 1968, the year Knoll A...
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Style 1970s ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Icon of Bauhaus movement Chrome frame and black leather Leather mark impressed on each seat.  
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, 1970s
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Midcentury pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs, 1970s production. Both marked Made in Italy. Good original condition. Some wear to armrests. Additional measurement: Top of armrest to...

Breuer Chair by Stendig

By Marcel Breuer
Breuer Chair by Stendig
Marcel Breuer, Stendig Co.
Mid-20th Century Italian International Style Side Chairs
Classic Breuer design Cesca chair, manufactured by Stendig. Vintage 1970s example, in excellent clean, original condition. Seat H 18 inches.
Rare Thonet Marcel Breuer Theater Chairs from t...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
16 Sections of Marcel Breuer designed theater chairs that were part of the Andy Warhol Museum. Five chairs per section. Designed in 1928-1929 and produced by Thonet. Each section con...
Marcel Breuer Wicker Back Chrome "Cesca" Chairs...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Art Deco Armchairs
Steel, Wicker, Chrome, Wood
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) vintage re-edition "Cesca" armchair. Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with maple and cane seats, backs and arms, circa 1970 reproduction Please inq...
Set of 17 Orange Marcel Breuer "Cesca" Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Beautiful set of 17 original “Cesca” chairs. (Stamped "made in Italy"). Chrome tube frame. Seat and back in orange fabric with natural beech edge. Cesca chairs were originally design...
"Wassily" Marcel Breuer by Gavina Bauhaus Desig...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
"B3 Wassily" by Marcel Breuer 1960s Brown leather Chrome metal tubolar.
Four Marcel Breuer Thonet B32 Bauhaus Classic '...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Side Chairs
Purchased from the Vera Neumann estate, these chairs are from the Croton-On-Hudson, NY house that Marcel Breuer built for the Neumann's in 1953. These B32's are pre Knoll, most likel...
Marcel Breuer Isokon Bentwood Upholstered Long ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s Bauhaus Chaise Longues
Early version of an iconic chair by Marcel Breuer. Our chair is illustrated on page 15, 'Mid-Century Modern' Cara Greenberg. Original upholstery. Measures: 53" long x 24" wide x 32" ...
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cane Cesca Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Side Chairs
Chrome
Midcentury pair of Marcel Breuer cane and chrome Cesca chairs.
Marcel Breuer S64 Chair by Thonet
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Wood
Marcel Breuer S64 chair by Thonet.
Midcentury Marcel Breuer Cane "Cesca" Chair
Marcel Breuer
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
1970s midcentury Marcel Breuer Cesca caned chair / chairs. Chrome frame. Sold individually. However, we do have multiples of these chairs.
Marcel Breuer Chairs, circa 1980
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily B3 chairs in black leather and chrome.
Marcel Breuer S64 Chairs by Thonet Early Editions
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Wood
The S64 chair was designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet in 1929. These original Thonet chairs are made of chrome-plated tubular steel, dark brown and natural bentwood and a cane fini...
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