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Marcel Breuer B 32 Cesca Chair Austrian edition by Bene, circa 1980

$520.07

About

This B 32 /Cesca chair was manufactured in Austria in 1980s based on the 1928 design of the Hungarian designer, Breuer Marcell /Marcel Breuer. Bene develops, designs and produces office furniture. Founded in 1790, Bene started to manufacture office furniture on an Industrial level in 1951. Chrome-plated legs, very massive, light brown finished wood frame and upholstered seat and back parts. Cesca is still a classical modernist chair. In good vintage condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Marcel Breuer (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.08 in. (84 cm)Width: 18.12 in. (46 cm)Depth: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Seat Height: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Style
    Bauhaus (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Debrecen-Pallag, HU
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3546323424682

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  • Shipping
    $117.63 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 2-4 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Debrecen-Pallag, Hungary
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 60 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Marcel Breuer

The architect and designer Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. A member of the Bauhaus faculty, Breuer — like such colleagues as the architects Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the artists and art theoreticians Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers — left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States. Born in Hungary, Breuer became a Bauhaus student in 1920 and quickly impressed Gropius, the German school’s founder, with his aptitude for furniture design. His early work was influenced by the minimalist Dutch design movement De Stijl — in particular the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his 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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