The Ceska or Cesca chair by Marcel Lajos Breuer was designed in 1928 and meant a revolution in the German Bauhaus. With an inimitable structure of chrome tubular steel along with the comfort of your seat and backrest intertwined natural fiber, they have turned it into a multifunctional seat before many styles, rustic, eclectic and contemporary. its sophisticated look It goes above any decorative inclination. Today we will see its finishes from its creation to the present day.
The name of this chair was simpler than it seems, the architect and industrial designer of Jewish origin, gave him the same name as his daughter. It was not very complicated, it was what I wanted since starting a design or project, heading towards the modular construction and simple shapes. The ergonomics of the seat and its design revolutionized the Bauhaus school considering the time, besides being very comfortable and resistant.
Initially it was designed without armrests for the comfort of the manufacturers and that over time they decided to turn it into a chair with charisma and greater personality. The armrests appeared and are still manufactured in the same way, with and without them. Its design is so demanded that even you can find replicas of it, much cheaper, it is clear that they will not be able to reach the level of manufacturing and quality of the original. To differentiate them we have these premises:
- The seat frame is solid beech with a natural clear lacquer or matt ebony finish (ebony color). The cane inserts are hand woven. The frame is chromed round steel tube with a polished finish diameter. The plastic sliders fit the base to protect the floor and the KnollStudio logo and Marcel Breuer's signature are stamped on the base of the chair.
The price of the copy is 1,319 euros the most expensive, depending on the termination chosen, while a copy can be around 300 euros.
The KnollStudio firm is the owner of production rights and it gives us the possibility of replacing Viennese straw or natural fiber with other materials such as leather, varnished wood or fabric. Its design is ideal to complete a dining room although we do not rule out decorating with it spaces of passage or offices as in the past. Its great feature and appeal lies in the visual lightness that transmits and the resistance that with the use it can have. This decorative piece became so famous that in fact it has been present in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art, the MoMA of New York. If you want to be inspired this apartment incorporates them into your deco.
One of the most versatile chairs that for years was considered as quintessential desk seat, appetizing for any interior decoration and whose measurements we provide: 81 high by 45 wide with a depth of 52cm, this makes it comfortable and stable.
Master Breuer joined traditional crafts with industrial methods and materials to help make tubular steel furniture an international sensation and a modern institution and he succeeded. The cantilever shape explodes the unique possibilities of the material and gives the chair more flexibility. Do you remember seeing this chair in your childhood? Surely yes.