Set of Four Black Italian Dining Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Cidue, 1970s For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Set of Four Black Italian Dining Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Cidue, 1970s

About

These four iconic chairs were designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1970s. They feature a black tubular base with caned seats and backrests. The chairs remain in a very good and sturdy vintage condition and show only minimal signs of age and use. They are wearing the manufacturer's sticker.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970s
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredMetal,WovenCane,Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 18.12 in. x D 21.26 in.H 80 cm x W 46 cm x D 54 cm
  • Seat Height
    18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Schagen, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference Number
    LU180739695253
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

About Marcel Breuer (Designer)

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 signal 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.

About the Seller

4.7 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Schagen, NL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Set of Four Dining Chairs Designed by Pietro Constantini for Ello, Italy, 1970s
Set of Four Dining Chairs Designed by Pietro Co...
Ello Furniture, Pietro Costantini
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Wood
Set of four dining chairs designed by Pietro Constantini for Ello, Italy, circa 1970. The chairs are made from black lacquered wood with stitched black saddle leather seats. The chai...
Set of Four Leather Dining Chairs, Model S91 by Giancarlo Vegni for Fasem
Set of Four Leather Dining Chairs, Model S91 by...
Giancarlo Vegni, Fasem International
1990s Italian Modern Chairs
Leather
This set of four, was designed by Giancarlo Vegni for Fasem and manufactured in Italy in the 1990s. Some of the chairs show some significant wear and need some work done (see:photos)...
Set of Four Natural Leather Spaghetti Chairs by G. Belotti for Alias, 1980s
Set of Four Natural Leather Spaghetti Chairs by...
Giandomenico Belotti, Alias
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal
The delicate looking 101 Spaghetti chairs are designed by Giandomenico Belotti for the Italian manufacturer Alias in 1980. They consist of enameled steel legs and natural leather bac...
Arrben Italy, Set of Six Midcentury 'Sultana' Dining Chairs, Metal and Leather
Arrben Italy, Set of Six Midcentury 'Sultana' D...
Arrben
Mid-20th Century Italian Minimalist Dining Room Chairs
Metal
Rare minimalist set of six dining chairs, manufactured by Arrben, Italy. The chairs feature a black enameled heavy metal wire base with thick Black Cuir Leather upholstery. While the...
You May Also Like
1970s Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cane and Wicker Chrome "Cesca" Chairs
1970s Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cane and Wicker...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Bentwood
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Wien Straw B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs, 1970s, Set of 6
Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Wien Straw B32 Cesca Dini...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Straw, Chrome, Beech
Beautiful set of 6 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs. (Stamped "made in Italy"). Cesca chairs were originally designed in 1928 by French Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer and named ...
Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Wien Straw B32 Cesca Dining Room Chairs, 1970s, Set of 4
Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Wien Straw B32 Cesca Dini...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Straw, Chrome, Beech
Beautiful set of 4 original B32 “Cesca” dining chairs. Cesca chairs were originally designed in 1928 by French Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer and named after his daughter Francesc...
Set of Ten Postmodern Dining Chairs by Cidue, Italy

Set of Ten Postmodern Dining Chairs by Cidue, Italy

By Cidue
$7,500 Sale Price / set
50% Off
Set of Ten Postmodern Dining Chairs by Cidue, I...
Cidue
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs
Aluminum, Steel
Set of ten Postmodern chairs with a black enameled steel frame and aluminum seat by Cidue.
1970s Pair of Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Cesca" Chair
1970s Pair of Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Ce...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Bentwood
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
Four Italian Chairs with Original Black Leather Seat by Willy Rizzo for Cidue
Four Italian Chairs with Original Black Leather...
Willy Rizzo, Cidue
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather
Mid-Century Modern Set of four Italian dining chairs in black leather and steel designed by Willy Rizzo for Cidue during the 1970s.
Set of Four Metal and Faux Leather Chairs, Breuer Style Bauhaus, Italy, 1970s
Set of Four Metal and Faux Leather Chairs, Breu...
Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Steel, Leather
Set of four metal and faux leather chairs. Breuer style Bauhaus.
Cidue C2 Dining Chairs in Brown Leather Italy 1970
Cidue C2 Dining Chairs in Brown Leather Italy 1970
Cidue
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Very nice set of 4 dining chairs made and designed by Cidue, Italy 1970. These chairs have a very nice flat tubular chrome plated frame and thick brown leather seats with lovely pati...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries