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Marcel Breuer Dining Room 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
Authentic Midcentury Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are these wonderful Cesca chairs in striking black leather with shiny heavy chrome. Perfect for the home or office and ready for use showing little if any wear...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern B64 Cesca Chair with Arms by Marcel Breuer, Italy, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Malaga, ES
Chair model Cesca B64, with armrests. Chromed tubular structure, beechwood frames in black color and Viennese natural grid. Excellent condition in general both of the wooden frames, ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of Four Tanned Cognac Marcel Breuer Cesca Dining Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Dallas, TX
Bold and modern, iconic set of four Marcel Breuer's revolutionary Cesca (B32) dining armchairs. The simple design combines an Industrial Age aesthetic of tubular steel inspired by a ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Dining Chairs, 12 Available
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sleek clean lined cesca dining chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer, these examples probably made by Gavina, Italy, circa 1960s. Several are marked Made In Italy. We have 8 arm chairs a...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Cane Cesca Chair by Marcel Breuer with Navy Seat, Multiple Available
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Hudson, NY
Cane back with navy colored Naugahyde seats. 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 ad...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pr. 1970's Cesca Dining Chairs Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Nice pair of Marcel Breuer designed cantilevered dining height chairs, having beech wood and caned seat and back rests, on cantilevered chrome continuous leg frames. The beech wood f...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chairs, 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 grills of the two seats and backs have been put new. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Four Cesca Chairs by M. Breuer, 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Sacile, PN
Four Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer dated 1970 (project dated 1928). The set is in very good conditions: all seats and backrests have new Vienna strow.
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cesca B32 Cane Armchairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of four Marcel Breuer Cesca B32 cantilever armchairs featuring an ebonized lacquered beech finish. Beautifully crafted from tubular chrome-plated steel frames and ordered ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of Six Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, circa 1970
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Set of two Cesca chairs, model B32, made in Italy in the 1970s. Black lacquered beech wood frames and Viennese natural grid. The grills of the two seats and backs have been put new. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Rattan

Eight Tubular Steel Cantilever Chairs by Marcel Breuer Manufactured by Thonet
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
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 Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Gavina Dinning Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s, Set of 4
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in metal, wood and cane. Measure: Seat height 46cm Wear due to time and age of chairs.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Gavina Dinning Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s, Set of 4
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Lasne, BE
Serie de 4 chaises en metal, bois et cannages. usure sur les chromes ( voir photo) usure due au temps et l age des chaises. Hauteur assise 46 cm.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room 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 Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Rare Vintage Made in Italy Marcel Breuer Cesca Five Dining Chairs & Table Glass
By Marcel Breuer
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for this stunning vintage made in Italy stamped Marcel Brueur suite of five Cesca chairs with matching chrome and glass table A very good looking and wel...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Marcel Breuer B32 Cesca Chair, 70s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Cesca chair, model B32, Italy in the 1970s. This chair are part of a high quality edition. Chrome tubular structure in very good condition. Beech wood frames lacquered in black and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

1930s Cesca Armchair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A minimal Cesca armchair designed by Marcel Breuer featuring caned seat and back on a cantilevered tubular chrome frame. Originally from the Levy House in Princeton, NJ, designed by ...
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

12 Authentic Midcentury Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are these wonderful Cesca chairs in striking black leather with shiny heavy chrome. Perfect for the home or office and ready for use showing little if any wear...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs a Pair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Fulton, CA
A very nice pair of Upholstered "Cesca" armchairs designed by Marcel Breuer. Fine craftsmanship attributed to Knoll. Retaining "Made in Italy" paper labels. Unusual green upholstery....
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20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Cantilever Cesca Armchair, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Den Haag, NL
4 Marcel Breuer cesca armchairs. Cantilever chrome tube frame comes with a wicker backrest and seating. Very good seating comfort. 1970s some chrome loss on the legs.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Wicker

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 Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, 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 Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer B5 Dining Chairs Chrome and Canvas Vintage Bauhaus, Set of 6
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Marcel Breuer B5 dining chairs chrome and canvas vintage Bauhaus - Set of 6. Item features (6) side chairs, chrome metal frames, canvas sling back and seat, great style and form. Cir...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 6 Thonet Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 6 Thonet Cesca chairs 1980s Set of four armchairs, model Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Manufactured by Thonet circa 1981 Chrome cantilever frame, seat and back in ...
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1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

1970s Set of Italian Bamboo and Crystal Table with Four Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s set of Italian bamboo and crystal table with four Cesca chairs. Armchairs measurements: 81 x 61 x 56cm Table measurements: 74 x 130cm.
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Late 20th Century Italian Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of 4 B64 Marcel Breuer Armchairs for Gavina, Made in Italy, 1960s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful bauhaus style 'cesca' B64 armchairs, original design by Marcel breuer. These where produced by Gavina, licensed to produce them. 1960s - Italy Timeless cantilever ...
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1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 6 S32 Dining Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Set of 6 'cesca' S32 bauhaus design chairs. Original design dates from 1926 by Marcel breuer. These where produced and labelled by Thonet in the 1970s Tubular chrome frame, can...
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1970s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

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 Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Marcel Breuer Cantilever Dining Armchairs in Black Leather MG5 / B34
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Iconic Bauhaus design by Marcel Breuer. These dining chairs are cantilevered tube steel with black leather seat, backrest and armrest covers. Model B34 / MG5 by Matteo Grassi / Th...
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Mid-20th Century European Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of Eight Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer B64 Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Set of eight Cesca chairs, model B64, made in Italy in the 1970s. Chromed tubular steel structure, black lacquered beech wood frames and Viennese natural grid. Very good vintage con...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of 4 Mid Century Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Pasadena, TX
Marcel Lajos Breuer was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1902, and became one of the greatest architects and furniture designers of the 20th century. Marcel Breuer Cesca black armchairs ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Cane

Pr. 1970's Cesca Dining Chairs Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Nice pair of Marcel Breuer designed cantilevered dining height chairs, having beech wood and caned seat and back rests, on cantilevered chrome continuous leg frames. The chairs are i...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

B33 Cantilevered Chair by Marcel Breuer & Mart Stam for Thonet, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Uppsala, SE
This chair is an early example of Marcel Breuers Classic B33 cantilever chair, with original "eisengarn" (iron yarn) fabric and Thonet makers mark. It's in an untouched, original vin...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Marcel Breuer dining chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Marcel Breuer dining room chairs collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. There are 30 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original dining room 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 dining room chairs by Willy Rizzo, Afra & Tobia Scarpa and Mario Bellini. Prices for Marcel Breuer dining room chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $550 and tops out at $11,332, while pieces like these can sell for $3,500 on average.