A time-tested classic from the imagination of one of the key figures of the Bauhaus movement, the Cesca is a landmark of modernist design. First produced in the 1920s, the Cesca chair has been a mainstay of mid-century design since its introduction. Featuring luxurious Knoll Circa fabric, the chair is produced to the most exacting of standards, as one would expect of Knoll, and is finished with the brands logo and Breuer's signature stamped in to the base.
A protege of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer Marcel Breuer embodied many of the School's distinctive concepts and was one of the School's most famous students. Breuer returned to the Bauhaus to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928 and during this time designed his functional, simple and distinctly modern tubular-steel furniture collection. His attention drifted towards architecture, and after practising privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Gropius. Breuer was also honoured as the first architect to be the sole artist of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Marcel Breuer's most famous designs include the Wassily lounge chair, named after his Bauhaus room mate Wassily Kandinsky, and the Cesca after his daughter Francesca.