Cesca Chair by Knoll
designed by Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer designed the Cesca Chair as a continuing investigation of the themes he addressed in his world-famous Wassily Chair, inspired by the bicycle. Tubular steel, modernity, and the meeting of form and function. The Cesca Chair is named after his daughter, Francesca. The work of this designer is only available through Knoll, and his signature is stamped into the bottom of every chair. The Cesca Chair is a fitting work of art that highlights his contributions to the design world.
Breuer learned his craft from Gropius at the Bauhaus, and has become one of the most famous students to emerge from that hot house of talent. He is the first designer/architect to be given a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of art, and he finished his career teaching at Harvard. The Cesca Chair stands as proof of his genius.
Materials & Measurements
Upholstered Cesca Chairs feature urethane foam over a plywood seat and back. Cane inset chairs are hardwood beech back frames and arms with a clear lacquer or natural matte finish. All cane insets are handwoven. The frame of the Cesca Chair is formed steel tubing with a chrome-plated and polished finish. Opaque plastic casters are standard.
Overall: 31.5" h x 23.5" w x 23.5" d
Seat height: 17.75"
Arm height: 27"
About The Manufacturer
|Marcel Breuer had a rich career in the design community from the 1920s through the 1950s. Born in Hungary, Breuer eventually became a professor at the Harvard School of Design and helped to foster Americas unique sense of style and taste in the post World War Two era. His standout furniture creations include the Wassily Chair, named after his roommate Wassily Kandinsky, and the Cesca Chair, named for his daughter Francesca. These designs, along with his Laccio Tables, feature tubular steel, one of his favorite mediums.|
Shipping & Delivery
This item ships with Knoll's white glove delivery within the contiguous United States. Knoll uses a specialized logistics network that takes extra care of their products and ensures your order's safe arrival. Their white glove service includes delivery inside your home and into the room of your choice. The delivery personnel will bring the product into your home, assemble it, and dispose of the trash. Even though they might not wear white gloves, rest assured that you're getting the royal treatment.
One thing to note is that Knoll's shipping system does not have minute-by-minute tracking, but the agent will call you prior to delivery. They'll set up a date and time for delivery that works with your schedule.
Items under $1,200.00
This item comes with a $75 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping fee.
This item comes with a shipping charge of 6.5 percent of the merchandise value for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping charges.
Items over $9,200.00
This item comes with a $600 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove these shipping charges.
arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of order.
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Yes. The Cesca Chair is available in a wide array of additional fabrics and colors. Please call 888-467-6278 for more information.
Can I use my own fabric on the Cesca Chair ?
Yes! Your fabric can be used on your custom Cesca Chair after being approved. Please call us at 888-467-6278 for more information.