Set of two genuine, model-B32 Cesca chairs.
The iconic chrome Cantilever 'Cesca' chairs designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928.
Produced in Italy by Gavina for Knoll, the supporting structure is made from Mannesmann type continuous tubular steel, folded to give shape to the chair, and then chromed. The seat and backrest take their shape via a black lacquered wooden frame and original Vienna straw.
In the 1950's Dino Gavina, a furniture manufacturer in Foligno, Italy, started making the chair with Breuer's permission. The name also changed; its namesake is Breuer's daughter Francesca, or Cesca. It was Dino who named the chair after her.
In 1968, Knoll Associates, now the Knoll Group, bought the Gavina factory.
The Cesca chairs are still exhibited in the museum of modern art in New York.
Labels are present under the seats, demonstrating their originality.
The chairs are in vintage condition, and in keeping with their age, do show small signs of wear to the frames and the chrome. They have a nice patina - see the detailed photos. To be appreciated as a collector's item.
Designer: Marcel Breuer
Model: Cesca chair
Year: Circa 1950's
Material: Metal, wood, cane
Dimensions: H85 x L47 x D51, SH46cm
Condition: Vintage condition - One of the two chairs has small flaws in the straw,