Cesca Side Chair

Introduced by designer Marcel Breuer in 1928 and manufactured by Knoll, the Cesca Side Chair was one of the earliest bent tubular steel chair designs and the first to formally make its way into mass production. This side chair revolutionized the industrial age aesthetic of its time by balancing out the sleek, chrome plated finish tubular steel frame with a lightweight hardwood beech and cane woven seat. Found in homes and restaurants worldwide, the original Cesca Side Chair is a part of MoMA’s permanent collection, highlighted as one of the ten most important chairs of the 20th century.

The Cesca Side Chair has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), width of 18.5" (47 cm), and depth of 23.5” (60 cm). The seat height of the Cesca Side Chair is set at 17.75” (45 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Cesca Side Chair measuring height, width and depth

Introduced by designer Marcel Breuer in 1928 and manufactured by Knoll, the Cesca Side Chair was one of the earliest bent tubular steel chair designs and the first to formally make its way into mass production. This side chair revolutionized the industrial age aesthetic of its time by balancing out the sleek, chrome plated finish tubular steel frame with a lightweight hardwood beech and cane woven seat. Found in homes and restaurants worldwide, the original Cesca Side Chair is a part of MoMA’s permanent collection, highlighted as one of the ten most important chairs of the 20th century.

The Cesca Side Chair has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), width of 18.5" (47 cm), and depth of 23.5” (60 cm). The seat height of the Cesca Side Chair is set at 17.75” (45 cm).

Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
What is a side chair?
Side chairs are armless chairs with frames that are not completely upholstered. Because side chairs are typically easy to move and are manufactured with a large variety of styles and materials, side chairs are practical furniture items that are often used as dining chairs.
How tall is the seat of a side chair?
The seat height of a side chair is based on the common ergonomic dimensions of an adult and are typically designed in the range of 16.5”-19” (42-48 cm).
How wide are side chairs?
Side chairs are designed with a diverse variety of styles and materials, but the width of a side chair is commonly established between 16.5”-22” (42-56 cm).

Details

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Height: 
31.5” | 80 cm
Width:
18.5” | 47 cm
Depth:
23.5” | 60 cm
Length:
Seat Height
17.75” | 45 cm
Weight:


Materials
Chrome-plated steel frame; molded plywood with cushion or hardwood beech cane
Designer
Marcel Breuer
Year
1928

Drawings include:
Cesca Side Chair side elevation, side (person), front, back, plan

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