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Marcel Breuer Chairs

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 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 Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer for Gavina Set of Four Cesca Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
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 Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer B34 Tubular Armchair 1930s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Marcel Breuer B34 Armchair 1930s
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1930s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Chrome

Black Cesca Chair Affter Marcel Breuer Italy 1980s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Style of Marcel Breuer Black Cesca Chair Italy 1980s
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Cesca Chair After Marcel Breuer Italy 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
After Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair Italy 1960s
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1960s Italian Mid-Century 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

Restored Bauhaus Armchair, Marcel Breuer, Thonet, Beech, Chrome, Germany, 1930s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Restored brown Bauhaus armchair. Period: 1930-1939 Designer: Marcel Breuer Maker: Thonet Source: Germany Material: Beech, chrome-plated steel, Rattan strings.    
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Four Restored Vintage Brown Leather Marcel Breuer B34 Fasem Dining Armchairs 4
By Fasem International, Marcel Breuer
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this one of a kind suite of four, fully restored, Marcel Breuer, Fasem, B34 armchairs in hand dyed brown leather retailed through Fasem Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only for the UK and local Europe only for international, if you would like an accurate quote please send me your postcode and I’ll provide you with the exact price These truly are a very rare suite, it's hard to find one of these chairs from this era let alone four, they have all been restored to include having the leather washed back, they’ve then been hand dyed six times, lightly antiqued, sealed then finally waxed down and polished. They are the only suite in the entire world in this exact colour and look a million dollars. They are also super comfortable hence they have stood the test of time and become a true icon. These have countless credits to their name, they have been exhibition in the metropolitan museum of art, the V&A, they have won awards, anyone who is a fine furniture connoisseur will recognize them straight away Condition wise, they have been restored as mentioned, the idea being to keep all the original patina which shows the age and wear, but giving them a one off colour Dimensions Height:- 86cm Width:- 49cm Depth:- 63.5cm Seat height:- 45.5cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid This item is available for collection from our Pulborough warehouses RH20 1DF. We can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please contact me via email or my contact information...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Red Bauhaus Armchair by Marcel Breuer, Mücke, Melder, Beech, Chrome, 1930s
By Mücke & Melder, Marcel Breuer
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Red Bauhaus armchair designed by Marcel Breuer. Style: Bauhaus Period: 1930-1939 Source: Czechia Maker: Mücke - Melder Material: Beech, Chrome-plated steel. Very well-prese...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Steel, 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 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

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

SIX RESTORED ViNTAGE BROWN LEATHER MARCEL BREUER B34 FASEM DINING ARMCHAIRS 6
By Fasem International, Marcel Breuer
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this one of a kind suite of six, fully restored, Marcel Breuer, Fasem, B34 armchairs in hand dyed brown leat...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

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

Pair of Czech Bauhaus Armchairs, Marcel Breuer and Thonet, Chrome, Fabric, 1930s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
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

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

Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs Thonet Cantilever Chairs Woven Cane Chrome
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Basel, BS
Pair of iconic Marcel Breuer S 32 chairs for Thonet, manufactured in 1984 by Thonet. Made of chromed steel with dark brown lacquered wooden frames, origina...
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1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Set of 4 Pcs. Mid-Century Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Vilnius, LT
Set of 4 pieces of Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928's. These chairs are created in tubular chrome and woven cane rattan seat and backing. Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Set of ten B33 Chairs design by Marcel Breuer, Iron and Leather, Brazil, 1980
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Original Condition
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1980s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Iron

Marcel Breuer MB-WB 301 Chair / Authentic Modern
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Zürich, CH
Sculptural qualities define this object. A vivid dynamic between different gestures and surfaces, showing different qualities from different angles. Its experimental approach reveals...
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1930s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Sedie 'Cesca' di Marcel Breuer per Gavina Anni 60-70
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Milano, IT
Coppia di sedie in metallo cromato; seduta e schienale con telaio in legno di faggio naturale e paglia di Vienna. Buone condizioni
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

6 sedie Cesca Marcel breuer Gavina
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Vezzano Sul Crostolo, IT
Set di 6 sedie cesca designate da Marcel Breuer per Gavina. prima edizione. Importante la lavorazione dell'impagliatura con i fori passanti sulla seduta in legno.. buone le condizio...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs Mid Century Set of 4
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Mid Century 1970s Marcel Breuer Cesca Side Chairs or Dining Chairs. Cane seats and backs. Chrome cantilever frames. We polish all chrome. Set of 4 Complimentary delivery is ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Knoll Spoleto Chairs 1970s Set of 4
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
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 Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Metal

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 Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Metal

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 Chairs

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Iron

1970s Marcel Breuer White Leather Wassily Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in San Gabriel, CA
30" height x 30" width x 25" depth 1970s Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair. Some light scuffs, worn leather. The tubing as a continuous piece and the ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

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 Chairs

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Steel

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 Chairs

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Steel

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 Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Metal

Marcel Breuer Aluminium Chair 1933 ICF Cadsana Italy MoMa Museum Bauhaus Black
By ICF De Padova, Marcel Breuer
Located in Munster, NRW
Marcel Breuer - Aluminium Chair 1933, manufactured by ICF Cadsana, Italy - MoMa German-born architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was one of the most important designers of the 20th c...
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1920s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Aluminum

Marcel Breuer, set of Four Cesca Chairs for Gavina. Italy 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
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 Chairs

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Chrome

Bauhaus B34 Cantilever Chair in Plywood & Chrome by Marcel Breuer, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Żory, PL
This tubular steel chair, type B34, was designed in 1928 by Marcel Breuer. This is an early and rare version with a seat and backrest made of plywood, probably made in the early 193...
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Early 20th Century Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Blonde Cesca Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of two Cesca chairs model B32. Tubular steel chromed structure, beechwood and Viennese natural grid. Chrome tubular structure is in good condition. Grids of the two seats have b...
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1970s Italian Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Italian modern Brown dining chair MG5 by Breuer and Stam for Matteo Grassi 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, Matteo Grassi
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Brown dining chair MG5 by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam for Matteo Grassi, 1970s Chair mod. MG5 with backrest and seat made of a brown leather band. The structure is in ...
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1970s Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Set of 2 Chairs Cesca, Marcel Breuer, Gavina, 1970
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Set of 2 Chairs Cesca, Marcel Breuer, Gavina, 1970. The Set of 2 Cesca Chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1970 for Gavina, epitomizes modernist elegan...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Model MG5 leather chair by Marcel Breuer, 1970’s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Delft, NL
Chair MG5 by Marcel Breuer in black saddle leather name: chair MG5 designer: Marcel Breuer, inspired by Mart Stam (Dutch) manufacturer: JOX Interni, Italy design year: 1928 year of m...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Metal

Italian mid-century modern Chair with armrests by Marcel Breuer for Gavina 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Chair with armrests by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1960s Chair with armrests mod. Cesca. The seat and back are in light Vienna straw with black painted woode...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Set of 4 Marcel Breuer Cesca Metal and Wood Mid-Century Modern Chairs, C. 1960
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This set of four Cesca chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer, is a true testament to the iconic Bauhaus movement of the 20th century. Manufactured in Italy by an unknown manufacturer cir...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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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 ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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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 Chairs

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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 con...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

'S32' Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer and Gavina
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, England
Height: 78cm Width: 46cm Depth: 56cm Seat Height: 46cm Designer: Marcel Breuer Manufacturer: Gavina, Italy Date: 1970s Materials: Beech, steel, cane Description: Manufactured for Gavina and made from chromed metal, wood, rattan. Manufacturing label present. Restored by Golborne 44...
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1970s European Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer Upholstery in Yellow Leather
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
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 started th...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Steel

Iconic Marcel Breuer "B35" Chrome and Cane Lounge Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Austin, TX
This iconic piece was designed by Marcel Breuer, a Hungarian born master architect and furniture designer. Fun fact: one of these "B 35" chairs is part of th...
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer b34 Chair 1930s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Čelinac, BA
Marcel Breuer B34 chair was made in Czechoslovakia in 1930 for Bata Snofmaner store.
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Mid-20th Century Post-Modern Marcel Breuer Chairs

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Formica

"MG5" Marcel Breuer by Matteo Grassi Bauhaus Set of 4 Brown Cantilever Chairs
By Matteo Grassi, Marcel Breuer
Located in Carpi, IT
The MG5 Cantilever Bauhaus Chair is one of their most iconic designs, and it has become a staple of modern Italian furniture design. The chair's cantilevered design is one of its mo...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage 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 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 chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 78 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs 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 chairs by Giancarlo Piretti, Chiavari, and Gio Ponti. Prices for Marcel Breuer chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $470 and can go as high as $107,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,446.
Questions About Marcel Breuer Chairs
  • 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 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
    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 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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