About This Artwork

Designed by Marcel Breuer
American, born Hungary, 1902–1981
Made by Gavina S.p.A.
Italian, founded c. 1960
Retailed by Knoll International, Inc.
New York, New York

"Cesca" Armchair, Designed 1928; manufactured 1928/c. 35; design revised c. 1935; this version made 1969/71

Steel, wood, and cane
78.1 x 45.7 x 41.3 cm (30 3/4 x 18 x 16 1/4 in.)
Labels on base of seat: "GAVINA S.p.A./Mod. Cesca-dis.M.Breuer/MADE IN ITALY"//"KNOll Associates/320 Park Avenue/New York, N.Y. 10022/MADE IN ITALY"

Gift of Knoll International, Inc., 1971.16

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, "Design Episodes: Form, Style Language," December 17, 2016-June 25, 2017, no cat.




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