Spending time in the land of design classics from the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen and Georg Jensen has me thinking about adding a few more choice pieces to help finish off This Old Victorian.
High up on my wishlist? The Cesca chair. While not of Scandinavian origin, the chair remains classic and timeless nearly 65 years after its creation.
The Cesca chair is the brain child of Hungarian designer Marcel Breuer. A leader of the Bauhaus movement and strict adherent to modernism, he was particularly skilled in the use of tubular steel in his furniture designs. The Cesca chair features a caned seat and back that are cantilevered over the continuous run of tubular steel legs.
You can find them with either a natural wood frame or with a contrasting black frame (my personal favorite). While they’re typically used as a dining chair, a single Cesca would make a great desk chair or an eye catching occasional chair
The best part about Cesca chairs? While you can find many a vintage option out there – and they certainly carry some fun design caché – the Cesca is still in current production! So instead of dropping more than few pretty pennies for a set from the 60’s, you can in fact get a new one right now. A full price they’re still a touch spendy but if you know how to hunt you can find sometimes find them for a steal (like i did for this project).
I’m thinking Cescas (or at least two or three) could be the prefect addition to my dining room. What do you think? Do you have a favorite classic design piece?
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