If you’ve recently found yourself scrolling #designtok and Instagram feeds for home inspiration, you’ve undoubtedly seen it: the Cesca chair. It’s the cantilevered steel chair that took over homes long before feeds were a thing—and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
First, a history lesson: The design was pioneered in 1928 by Marcel Breuer, a famed alumnus of the Bauhaus design school, who drew inspiration from an Adler bicycle he rode as a child. It then grew in popularity during the ‘30s and ‘40s and became a mainstay of many mid-century modern era kitchens and offices. There’s a good chance you remember having Cesca chairs in your childhood home, in fact.