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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
Marcel Breuer Wassily Brown Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair by Knoll
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Clifton Springs, NY
This is earlier Knolls version of the iconic Wassily Lounge Chair by Marcel Breuer. Stitching is solid through and through. Leather has a few worn out spots consistent with age of t...
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1970s American Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

S33 Marcel Breuer Brown Leather & Chrome Set of Six Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
The "B34" chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, is a significant piece of modernist furniture. Marcel Breuer, a Hungarian-born architect and designer, was associated with the Bauhaus sch...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Armrest Chair, 1990s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Wassily Chair style Period of production: 1990s Designer: Marcel Breuer Manufacturer: Italy, 1990s Style: midcentury modern, classic design Materials: metal frame, silicon cord,...
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1990s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal, Chrome, Iron

Vintage Germany Icon Bauhaus B35 Black Leather Chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This design icon from 1928, the B35 armchair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in the late 1920s and made by the German Thonet factory in the early 1930s. This piece is made of tubular steel and black leather with natural patina. The materials used and the traces of wear show that this is an early production of this timeless modell. The armrests are finished with solid wood. Following the success of his Wassily chair, Breuer continued to experiment with tubular steel furniture. Like the Wassily chair, the B35 was not a direct representative of the Bauhaus school, but is clearly in line with the Bauhaus design and construction principles, with a modern, stripped-down form made of industrial materials not used today in furniture production. Marcel Breuer was born in 1902 in Hungary. He was an architect and designer. He received a scholarship to study painting and sculpture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1920, but quickly quit and applied to the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany. After completing the preliminary courses there, he studied at the Bauhaus furniture...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Pair of leather and metal Wassily armchairs by M. Breuer for Gavina  60's, 70's
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Padova, IT
Italian mid-century Wassily black leather armchair by Breuer for Gavina, 1960s Wassily Lounge Chair also known as Model B 3, with rectangular seat in dark brown leather and tubular s...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

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

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

"Wassily" armchair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Chromed metal and brown leather armchair designed by Marcel Breuer. Model: Wassily. Seat height: 40 cm. Wear due to time and age of the chair.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Mid-Century Knoll Spoleto Chairs 1970s Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Knoll Spoleto chairs. Marcel Breuer designed the B33 chair in 1927, it is based on the cantilever principle (cantilevered), in the same spirit as t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca B32 cantilever Dining Chairs Italy
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Den Haag, NL
Set of four iconic Chairs. model b32 by Marcel Breuer in white Tube frame Beechwood seats .Wicker Signed Made in Italy 67 .
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Wicker

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, the Cesca...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Set Of Two Vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair By BENE Austria 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
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1980s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca Dining Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
Set of 4 vintage Marcel Breuer designed Cesca chairs produced under licence by Habitat in the 1980s. Iconic design classic which adapts to a mult...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Black Leather and Chrome Model B3 Wassily Armchair, 1973
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Vicenza, IT
Model B3 “Wassily” armchair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and produced in Italy in 1973. It features a chrome-plated steel structure and seat and back in black leather. Good v...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome, Iron

Wassily Chair Model B3 in Black Leather by Marcel Breuer, Italy, 1925
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Belmont, MA
The Wassily chair, also known as the B3 Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 while he was working at the Bauhaus. Inspired by the curving handlebars of the Adler bicycle, the W...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Set of Four Breuer B5 Tubular Chrome and Leather Bauhaus Style Dining Chairs
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional set of B-5 tubular chrome and leather dining chairs. The chairs were originally designed by Modernist Pioneer and legendary figure, Marcel Breuer, during his tenure at t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

4 CESCA chairs model B.32, design by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Milan, IT
Set of 4 CESCA chairs, model B32, design by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, Italian manufacture from the seventies. Chromed tubular steel structure, seat and backrest in straw with profil...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Italian mid-century Chair with armrests Cesca by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Chair with armrests Cesca by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1960s Iconic and vintage chair with armrests mod. Cesca with seat and backrest in Vienna dark straw ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Pair of Marcel Breuer, Wassily Armchairs by Gavina, Bauhaus Vintage icons, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Berlin, DE
Marcel Breuer armchairs by Gavina, Bauhaus icons, 1960s, pair This exquisite pair of armchairs was designed by famous designer Marcel Breuer and produced by Gavina in the 1960s. Bre...
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20th Century Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather

One Of Three Marcel Breuer Vintage Cesca Chair By BENE Austria 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Marcel Breuer Chairs Cesca By BENE Austria 1980s
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1980s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Set of 6 Cesca B 32 Marcel Breuer Gavina 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Set of 6 Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, produced by Gavina 1960. The chairs show slight signs of wear, seats restored. The meeting between Vienna straw and metal tubular, tradition and innovation, Thonet and Bauhaus, is what characterizes the legendary B32 chair, called Cesca, designed by Marcel Lajos Breuer...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

6 Marcel Breuer Black Leather Cesca Side/Dining Chairs for Knoll, 1980
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
6 Marcel Breuer Cesca Side/Dining Chairs for Knoll, 1980. Dyes hemp and woven leather upholstered backs in the style of Bottega Veneta with black suede seat cushions. Newly upholster...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather, Suede

Marcel Breuer for Gavina Set of Four Cesca Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Naples, IT
Group of four chairs Mod. Cesca by Marcel Lajos Breuer for Gavina - Italy - with original label. Walnut backrest, chromed steel tubular frame and Vienna straw. Breuer's Cesca chair h...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, 1920s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Budapest, HU
Tubular steel chair by Marcell Breuer with vibrant red leather. The Wassily chair was designed in the 1920s for Knoll; this piece is considered as a landmark of modern design. Availa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1920s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Budapest, HU
Wassily chair in brown colour by Marcel Breuer with the designer’s signature on the backrest, dating back to Gavina's production. Marcel Breuer was still a trainee at the Bauhaus ins...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, 1920s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Budapest, HU
Wassily chair in a vibrant red colour by Marcel Breuer with the designer’s signature on the frame, dating back to Knoll’s production. In a good overall vintage condition. The chrome ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1920s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Budapest, HU
Wassily chair in brown colour by Marcel Breuer with the designer’s signature on the backrest, dating back to Gavina's production. The leather seat and backrest are in a very nice vin...
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Early 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel, Chrome

20th Century, Marcel Breuer for Gavina Pair of Armchairs mod. Wassily
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Turin, Turin
Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian-German modernist architect and furniture designer. He became one of the first and youngest students at the Bauhaus – a radical arts and crafts school that Walter Gropius had founded in Weimar just after the First World War. He was recognized by Gropius as a significant talent and was quickly put at the head of the Bauhaus carpentry shop. His designs ranged from the human anatomical scale of the chair to the domestic scale of his modern houses, the urban street scale of the museum, and the monumental scale of major international commissions. From the Bauhaus to New York to...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Set 6 chairs Bauhaus B5 by Marcel Breuer 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Montecchio Precalcino, VI
Inspired by the first bicycles, Marcel Breuer invented the first tubular metal furniture and furnishings in 1925. The B5 chair is one of Breuer's earliest designs, rare and most desi...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Seating

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Iron

Marcel Breuer 'Wassily' B3 White Leather Tubular Armchair Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
An iconic white leather Model B3 or ‘Wassily’ chair, first designed by Marcel Breuer in c. 1925. This later edition features solid welded ends to the tubular frame and dates to c. 19...
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Late 20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Art Deco Cantilever Marcel Breuer B35 Brown Leather Lounge Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in San Diego, CA
Original 1960s cantilever Marcel Breuer B35 brown leather lounge chair with oak wood arm rests. Leather and chrome completly redone . The comfiest an...
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20th Century American Art Deco Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Italian modern black armchair Wassily or B3 by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern black armchair Wassily or B3 by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s Armchair mod. Wassily or B3, with chromed tubular steel structure. The seat, armrests and backrest are ...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Black Leather Model B3 Wassily Armchair, 1973, Set of 3
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Vicenza, IT
Set of three model B3 “Wassily” armchairs, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and produced in Italy in 1973. It features a chrome-plated steel structure and seat and back in black le...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome, Iron

Original Wassilly Armchairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s (Signed)
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Argelato, BO
Marcel Breuer, Wassilly Armchair for Gavina, Vintage Original Version, Italy 1970s (Signed) The Wassily armchair, one of the most iconic and sophisticated Bauhaus armchairs, designe...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Sedia Wassily, Marcel Breuer, Gavina
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Minerbio, BO
CONTATTARE PER CONOSCERE LE REALI SPESE DI SPEDIZIONE. Poltrona originale, produzione Gavina anni 70. Ottime condizioni generali, presenti leciti segni dovuti all'età e utilizzo che...
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21st Century and Contemporary Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather

Poltrona Wassily Marrone Marcel Breuer Knoll
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Minerbio, BO
CONTATTARE PER CONOSCERE LE REALI SPESE DI SPEDIZIONE. Poltrona originale di nuova produzione in una bellissima colorazione marrone scuro (testa di moro). Perfette condizioni genera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather

Italian Cesca Chair 1952 After Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair Italy 1952
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair, Knoll Associates, Tri-colored Hide, Italy, 2000s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he conceived the world’s first tubular steel chair. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle, a product he greatly admired for its funct...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Stainless Steel

Poltrona Wassily Marrone Marcel Breuer Knoll
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Minerbio, BO
CONTATTARE PER CONOSCERE LE REALI SPESE DI SPEDIZIONE. Poltrona originale di nuova produzione, stupendo rivestimento in cavallino "total white". Perfette condizioni generali, può pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather

Sedia Wassily, Marcel Breuer, Gavina
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Minerbio, BO
CONTATTARE PER CONOSCERE LE REALI SPESE DI SPEDIZIONE. Poltrona originale, produzione Gavina anni 70. Ottime condizioni generali, presenti leciti segni dovuti all'età e utilizzo che...
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21st Century and Contemporary Marcel Breuer Seating

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Leather

Marcel Breuer S64 Chair by Thonet, 1982
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Balen, BE
Iconic tubular steel chair model S 64, designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet in 1928. The frame is made of chromed tubular steel. The seat and backrest are covered with the "Viennese ...
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1980s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Set of Two After Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs Set of Two Italy 1970s
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Pair of Wassily Chairs by Knoll in Brown Leather and Chrome
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair of Wassily sling armchairs by Knoll in brown leather and chrome. The Wassily Chair, also known as the Model B3 chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925–1926 while he was the...
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20th Century German Expressionist Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

1970s Cesca B64 Armchair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll / Thonet 12+ Avail
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a 'Cesca' armchair, model B64, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928. These particular examples were seemingly manufactured by Knoll in the 1970s. Some may have been p...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Brass, Steel

Marcel Breuer Isokon Chaise Long for Knoll 1970s
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Argelato, BO
One of the most iconic and elegant chaise longues in the history of design, conceived in the 1930s by the great architect and designer Marcel Breuer for the newly founded English com...
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1970s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Fabric, Plywood

Marcel Breuer, set of Four Cesca Chairs for Gavina. Italy 1960s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Catania, CT
Four Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer and produced in Italy by Gavina during the 60s. Very good vintage condition with normal trace of age and use. Slight oxidation on the chro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Wassily Lounge Chair signed Knoll Studio
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage Wassily lounge chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, circa 1925. Manufacture date 2003 by Knoll Studio. Stamped Knoll Studio on the frame and labeled. In black leather, chromed s...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Poltrona 'Wassily' Marcel Breuer per Gavina anni 70
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Milano, IT
Iconica poltrona disegnata nel 1925 da Marcel Breuer per il pittoreWassily Kandinsky. Realizzata in tubolare in acciaio cromato e cuoio, riporta l'adesivo della produzione. Produzion...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Corset back B33 chairs by Knoll
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in 1927 by Marcel Breuer, these iconic B33 chairs produced by Knoll feature a cantilevered tubular steel frame and leather "corset" style seats and backs. These were manufac...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Italian modern brown leather Wassily armchair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Iconic Italian modern brown leather Wassily armchair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s Wassily or B3 model armchair, with chromed tubular steel structur...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

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 Gavina, Italy, 1962. Version with arms. Very good ...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Mid Century Modern B64 Black and Beech Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair Italy 70s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Cesca chairs, model B64 whit arms. Tubular structure in black lacquered steel in excellent condition. Beech wood frames and Viennese natural grid. Grids of the seat have been put new...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Steel

Mid-Century Knoll Spoleto Chairs 1970s Sold Individually.
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Knoll Spoleto chairs. Marcel Breuer designed the B33 chair in 1927, it is based on the cantilever principle (cantilevered), in the same spirit as the fam...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily Lounge Chairs signed Knoll Studio
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Vilnius, LT
Pair of Wassily lounge chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, circa 1925. Manufacture date 2003 by Knoll Studio. Stamped Knoll Studio on the frame and labeled. In black leather, chromed s...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

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 1925, based on the tubular frame of a bicycle. His revolutionary Cesca chair, named af...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome

According To Marcel Breuer - Wassily B3 Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Beaune, FR
Superb Wassily chair with original cognac leather and tubular structure in folded and chromed metal. This chair is a reissue around 1970. It is in very good condition, no stains or oxidation. The Wassily...
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19th Century French Antique Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal

Pair Marcel Breuer Chrome Metal And Leather Wassily Style Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Germantown, MD
A Pair Marcel Brewer Chrome Metal And Leather Wassily Style Lounge Chairs. Very comfortable and in great shape.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Marcel Breuer B64 Cesca Dining Room Arm Chair for Gavina Knoll, 1968, Set of 6
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Vicenza, IT
Beautiful set of 6 original B64 “Cesca” dining chairs produced by Gavina in 1968. Cesca chairs were originally designed in 1928 by French Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer and named ...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Seating

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Chrome, Iron

Marcel Breuer seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Marcel Breuer seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Marcel Breuer seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 215 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 6 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating by Marcel Breuer were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Vico Magistretti, Marco Zanuso, and Giancarlo Piretti. Prices for Marcel Breuer seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $296 and can go as high as $107,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,375.
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
    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
    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
    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
    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 ExpertApril 12, 2024
    Marcel Breuer is famous for being one of 20th-century modernism’s most influential innovators. His most well-known furniture pieces were crafted of tubular steel, including the Wassily chair and the caned Cesca chair. Breuer also made several notable designs in molded plywood, including a chaise longue and nesting table for the British firm Isokon and a student furniture suite commissioned in 1938 for a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College. Breuer’s designs are elegant and adaptable examples of modernism, useful and appropriate in any environment. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Marcel Breuer furniture.
  • 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 ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Marcel Breuer designed several chairs. One of his best-known pieces is the Wassily lounge chair made of tubular steel and leather straps. Breuer named the chair after the artist Wassily Kandinsky. Among the designer's other notable chairs are the Cesca chair, the B35 lounge chair and the S 35. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of Marcel Breuer chairs.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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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