Breuer Cesca Chairs

I took a little time off from blogging to pack up our house and move our lives across the country. We are now settled (sort-of) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, currently staying with my in-laws. I am back at the computer and naturally I am thinking about what's next, aka, stalking Zillow and designing every home I love in my mind, and sometimes even on photoshop. It's what's on the brain, so it's only natural that I would start with an interiors post.

Today, I'm talking about one of the vintage finds I added to my list, and actually already checked off (!), the Breuer Cesca chair. Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian born modernist architect and furniture designer. He invented the tubular steel bicycle handlebar-inspired furniture in the 1920's. The specific chair I'm looking at today is the Cesca chair, named after his adopted daughter, Francesca. The chair was named one of the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century. It comes both upholstered and caned and given the surge of wicker and natural furniture, I have been digging the caned version. It's no wonder, these chairs are everywhere I turn, looking fab at a dining table, completing an office desk, or casually styled in a breakfast nook. The modern metal with the natural caned seat and back are perfectly California cool.

I am happy to say I own four (currently somewhere in storage) for a mega steal on Craigslist for $80! I cannot wait to figure out exactly where they will live in our future home. 

Breuer Chair
Cane Chairs
Breuer Chairs
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