set(8) Gavina for Knoll Cesca Armchairs perf. cond


$8,000 Or best offer




Posted on May 01, 2018.

Each chair is priced at $1000
A set of eight ‘Cesca’ upholstered armchairs designed by Marcel Breuer and listed among the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century by the Museum of Modern Art .
Story of this design
Breuer was inspired by the cantilever chair of Mart Stam, who designed it already in 1926. The first producer of the B64 Chair now known as Cesca was for Thonet, starting in 1927. Later in the 1950s, Gavina also started making them with Breuer’s blessing and participation. Gavina was the first to name the chair the “Cesca”, after Breuer’s daughter, Francesca. The frame is tubular steel with chrome plating and is in showroom condition. The seating, backing and arms are upholstered in Knoll Textiles of the archived collection. Shimmering Iridescent Emerald Green, Royal Blue, Majestic Pink & a hint of deep Purple show themselves when viewed from different angles. Absolutely Gorgeous & stain resistant fabric makes it even better for the dining room.

Their Journey
Having only two owners in 50 years, they were originally donated by Florence Knoll to the Officers Boardroom of a local charity in the 1970s in New York City & then handed down to myself.

Measures: Arm height: 27.5 inches, Seat height: 18.5 inches, Seat back height:30.5 inches,
Depth: 21.5 inches, Width: 18.5 inches

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