Designer and Architect Marcel Breuer (1902 – 1981) was an incredibly influential figure. When only 23 years of age, a talent at the Bauhaus, he pioneered the use of tubular steel in furniture manufacturing. Through this innovation he created several iconic design classics such as the Wassily chair as well as the Cesca chair.
The first license of Cesca chair was owned by Thonet, produced until World War II. After the war Dino Gavina a furniture manufacturer in Foligno in Italy was granted permission to take over manufacture. The design became ubiquitous with mid-century design and was heavily reproduced, including unofficial repros and later producted for Habitat in the 1970s. We have reason to believe these are Habitat editions, as they usually have ‘Made in Italy’ engraved in the wood underneath the seat and the rattan applied as a sheet material. In good condition, with some minor scuffing to the frames in places.
H85 L47 D51 SH46 cm