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Marcel Breuer Chairs

American, Hungarian, 1902-1981
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
Vintage Set of 6 Cane Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Las Vegas, NV
All original, Vintage set of armless Cesca chairs Marcel Breuer for Knoll. They are finished in ebonized beech and cane. Originally designed in 1928, this is a truly Classic and time...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Italian 4 Chairs 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
MARCEL BREUER "Four Chairs". Italian with chrome tubular metal frames, beech wood frames with straw, circa 1970. Marked 'made in Italy'. Signs of use. Dim.: 80 x 52 x 46 cm Goo...
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20th Century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer MYC Gavina Gold Beige Beechwood Cesca Brass Chair, Italia, 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of 6 Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer in 1962 and produced in Spain during de 1960s by MYC under the license of Gavina. Brassed tubular structure, oakwood frame with braide...
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1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Brass

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 Chairs

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Metal

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

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Metal, Chrome

Original Gavina "Cesca" Chairs and by M. Breuer, 1970
By Simon Gavina Editions, Marcel Breuer
Located in Sacile, PN
Cesca chairs and designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1970 (the project was created in 1928). All new "Vienna" strow. 10 Chairs available.  
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Cesca Black Armchair Mid Century, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Mid century 1960s Marcel Breuer Cesca armchair. Black finish. Cane Back and Seat. Classic Chrome Cantilever Frame. We Polish Chrome. Complimentary Free local delivery can be arra...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Model B32 Beechwood Cesca, Italy, 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
Cesca model chair designed by Marcel Breuer (1902 -1981). Structure made of tubular steel, seat and backrest in beechwood and wicker grating. German design from 1928 and produced in ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Eight Tubular Steel Cantilever Chairs by Marcel Breuer Manufactured by Thonet
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Berlin, DE
Group of eight cantilever chairs model B 32 / S32 with base made of chrome-plated tubular steel, seat and back in black painted beech wood frames and cane. A Bauhaus classic, designe...
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1950s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Brass Chairs, Italy, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of six Cesca chairs model B32, Italy from the 70s. Tubular structure in brass steel. Beech wood frames and natural Viennese grating. All the seat grilles have been put in new. B...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Vintage Mat Chrome B34 Bauhaus Leather Arm Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1960s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
These set of 5, B34 chairs were designed by Marcel Breuer between 1920 and 1949 for Thonet in Germany. The iconic chair features a steel matt chromed tubular frame , 2 wooden armrest...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer Tubular Steel Chair, 1927
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Berlin, DE
Tubular steel chair, 1927. Model B5. Designer: Marcel Breuer, Manufactured by Standart-Möbel. Steel tube, nickel-plated. Upholstered with black, reneved Eisengarn ( iron yarn ). Very...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

S 64 Cantilever Armchair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Among the tubular steel furniture models, the cantilever chair S 64 is especially versatile. It is at home in various design worlds and fits in with uncompromisingly modern interior ...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Mid-Century Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cesca chairs by Marcel Breuer with cantilever metal frames and cane backs. Comfortable upholstered seats for dining or living room use. (Please confirm location NY of NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of six Cesca chairs, model B32, made in Italy in the 1970s. Chromed steel structures in very good condition. Black lacquered beech wood frames and natural Viennese grille. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Gordon International Marcel Breuer B64 Cantilever Upholstered Chairs, Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Germantown, MD
Iconic set of four Marcel Breuer Cesca S64 cantilever armchairs featuring an ebonized lacquered beech frame finish. Beautifully crafted from tubular chrome-plated steel frames and or...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair B4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
Designed in 1925 and inspired by a bicycle frame. The Wassily is made of curving tubes of steel and leather slings that create a seat that is ergonomic and comfortable, yet still hig...
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Mid-20th Century European Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of 6 Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 dining chair Cane Cesca ! Stunning! The Cesca chair was a chair design in 1928 by Marcel Breuer, using tubular steel.It was named Cesca as a tribute to Breuer’s adopted d...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs for Gavina, Italy, 1950s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
Designer and Architect Marcel Breuer (1902 – 1981) was an incredibly influential figure. When only 23 years of age, a talent at the Bauhaus, he pioneered the use of tubular steel in ...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair, circa 1980
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer around 1970, manufactured in Italy. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good condition, with minor wear c...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Czech Bauhaus Armchairs, Marcel Breuer and Thonet, Chrome, Fabric, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Horomerice, CZ
License Thonet according to the design of Marcel Breuer Fully restored. Armchairs, 2 pcs Style: Bauhaus. Period: 1930-1939. Material: Fabric and chrome-plated steel Source: C...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs 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 Gavina. Metal pipe frame, wood seat and back structure and rattan. In good original co...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Wassily chairs dating back to Gavina’s production, recently restored with new leather upholstery. Following their meeting in New York in 1962, Dino Gavina started the product...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Mid Century Dining Game Table Set, Chrome & Glass and Four Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid century small dining set includes a chrome and glass square table with four Marcel Breuer Cesca cane and chrome tubular chairs, made in Italy. Can also be used as a game table se...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

S34 Cognac Armachair by Mart Stam and Marcel Breuer, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, Fasem International
Located in Roma, IT
S34 Cognac armachair is an original design seating realized by Marcel Breuer for Fasem in 1970s. A midcentury armachair realized in steel and aniline leather. Mint conditions d...
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1970s Italian Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Set of 6 Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic and groundbreaking design by Marcel Breuer, the B32 Cesca chairs features a cantilevered chrome-plated steel frame, an ebonized lacquered beech finish, and cane seating. ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Model S32 Bar Chairs - 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
Pair of Bar Chairs by Marcel Breuer Model Cesca S32 Edition 1970 Seat in good condition.
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Model "B 34" Chair in Steel, Canvas & Beech Wood, Thonet 1930s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare "B34" armchair with a tubular steel frame, creamy canvas and dark stained beech wood armrests designed by Marcel Breuer in 1929 and produced by Thonet during the 1930s. Good and...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Rare Gilt Metal Cantilever Chair by Marcel Breuer, circa 1928
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Culver City, CA
Rare gilt metal cantilever chair by Marcel Breuer, circa 1928 Gilt metal, ebonized and cane cantilever chair, model Cesca by Marcel Breuer. Designed in 1928. Only 1 available.
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1920s German Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair for Gavina Wood Metal Crome, 1980, Italy
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Milano, IT
Marcel Breuer Cesca chair for Gavina wood metal crome, 1980, Italy.
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1980s Italian Other Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Wood

Chair Armchair "wassily" Model Design by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1960s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in taranto, IT
Chair armchair wassily original 1960s gavina design by marcel breuer signed chromed steel structure, seat and back in black leather It measures 73 cm in height, 79 cm in width ...
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1960s German Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Iron

1930s Marcel Breuer B34 Chair, Czechoslovakia
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly Chromed - New canvas - Originally painted wooden armrests with some signs of use - Manufacturer: Thonet (TON).
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Chrome

Yellow Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer dating back to Gavina’s production, recently restored with new leather upholstery. Following their meeting in New York in 1962, Dino Gavina starte...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Leather

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 Chairs

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Metal

S 32 Cantilever Chair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Among the tubular steel furniture models, the cantilever chair S 32 is especially versatile. It is at home in various design worlds and fits in with uncompromisingly modern interior ...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer 2 Italian Armchairs and 4 Chairs, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
Marcel Breuer 2 armchairs and 4 chairs Italian with chrome tubular metal frames, beech wood frames with straw, circa 1970. Marked 'made in Italy'. Signs of use. Dimensions: 80 x ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Pair Iconic Wassily Chairs B3, Marcel Breuer for Knoll, Black Leather, Signed
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of Iconic Wassily Chairs (Model B3) designed by Marcel Breuer (Hungarian-American 1902-1981). Tubular chromed steel and black Italian leather, with 'Knoll Made in Italy' labels...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Tubular Chrome Ratan Bauhaus Pair of Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Horomerice, CZ
This original Bauhaus chairs designed by Marcel Breuer are a perfect representation of the simplistic elegance of the Bauhaus Era. This is a perfect example of German Bauhaus styl...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Breuer Wassily Canvas and Chromed Lounge Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A hard to find canvas slung Wassily lounge chair with sculptural steel chromed frame by Marcel Breuer finished in a yellowish canvas material. Model # B3 designed in the late 1930's ...
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Late 20th Century Unknown International Style Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Canvas

Set of 2 Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 2 dining chair Cane Cesca ! stunning The Cesca chair was a chair design in 1928 by Marcel Breuer, using tubular steel. It was named Cesca as a tribute to Breuer’s adopted d...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Metal

1970s Marcel Breuer Iconic S64 Chairs by Gordon International, a Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Germantown, MD
1970s Marcel Breuer S64 Chairs by Gordon International made in Italy. Good vintage condition. Measures 23.6"W x 23.6"D x 31.5"H seat height is 17.7".
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Bauhaus Chrome Armchair B34 by Marcel Breuer / Mücke & Melder, 1930s /Eisengarn
By Mücke & Melder, Marcel Breuer
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1930s, Czechoslovakia - completely original condition ( two screws under armrests replaced) - original iron fabric / eisengarn.  
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1930s Czech Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Four Early Breuer B-33 Canvas and Tubular Steel Side Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Sharon, CT
Four original period cantilever canvas and tubular steel side chairs. Manufactured by Thonet or Robert Slezak.
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1930s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Czech Bauhaus Chair, Marcel Breuer and Robert Slezák, Chrome, 1930s
By Robert Slezák, Marcel Breuer
Located in Horomerice, CZ
License Thonet according to the design of Marcel Breuer Original condition Style: Bauhaus. Period: 1930-1939. Material: Chrome-plated steel Source: Czechia.
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Other, Chrome

Marcel Breuer for Thonet Model S 35 Black Leather Tubular Lounge Chair, Germany
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Tubular lounge chair with black leather upholstery by Thonet. The seating can be adjusted with the leather belts underneath. The design is from the 1930's, this model is produced in...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Set 4 Early and Rare Variant Marcel Breuer B5 chair
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Produced by Thonet for just a couple of years, this version of the classic B5 chair differs from the more common version by employing a single uninterrupted line of bent tube metal f...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

1970s B3 Wassily Chair Brown Leather Marcel Breuer for Fasem, Italy, Bauhaus A
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful Wassily armchair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925. This chair dates from the 1970s and the quality of the chair and especially the leather would suggest it was probably m...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B64 Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of two Cesca chairs model B64, with armrests. Tubular steel chromed structure, beechwood and Viennese natural grid. Chrome tubular structure with wear areas at the bottom of so...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

1970s B3 Wassily Chair Brown Leather Marcel Breuer for Fasem, Italy, Bauhaus B
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful Wassily armchair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925. This chair dates from the 1970s and the quality of the chair and especially the leather would suggest it was probably m...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Marcel Breuer chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Marcel Breuer collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 50 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 2 modern editions to choose from. Many original chairs by Marcel Breuer were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Giancarlo Piretti, Chiavari and Afra & Tobia Scarpa. The prices for Marcel Breuer chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$345 and tops out at US$24,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,400 on average.

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