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Authentic Knoll Cesca chair - $1,000 (Toronto)

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condition: like new
Authentic Knoll Cesca chair with upholstered back & seat, and extra cane seat allows owner to swap out seat for variety.

• seat front edge curves down slightly with the downward sweep of the tubing

• seamless welded & polished metal tube-ends (vs metal or coloured plastic caps in counterfeits)

• drilled & countersunk holes for hardware provide smooth uninterrupted finish (vs punched holes in knock-offs)

• constant radius tubing

• Knollstudio & Marcel Breuer signature etched on chrome tubing

• circa 2018

• $1000 for all - total value $2100 + taxes.

Chair retails new for over $1600 + taxes, plus lead time is 8-12 weeks.
Extra cane back is $500 value + taxes.

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The Cesca chair was a chair design in 1928 by Marcel Breuer, using tubular steel. It was named Cesca as a tribute to Breuer’s adopted daughter Francesca (nicknamed Cheska).

The three official manufacturers of the chair were: Thonet (from 1927), Gavina (1950s), and Knoll (1960s).

In 1928, it was the first such tubular-steel frame caned seat type of chair that was mass-produced.

In 1968 the chair was purchased by Knoll Associates (today known as the MillerKnoll).

Since then, approximately 250,000 of the chairs have been purchased.

It was among the 10 most common such chairs. One of the original ones from that time sits in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. Associate Curator at the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, Cara McCarty, referred to the chair as being “among the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century.”

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