Cesca Chair (Marcel Breuer)

Jasmine Collins * Cassie Bradfield * Leslie Canipe

Marcel Breuer’s Cesca Chair is the first tubular frame and caning seat and back.  Developed in 1928 and named for his daughter Francesca this simple design is still for sale by Knoll for $1100 over 80 years later.  Looking at the student’s technique in this example we have Jasmine Collins introducing us to coffee painting.  Using a multiple layer technique she layered coffee to achieve a beautiful work while showing the importance of the shadow of an object to it’s overall effect.  Cassie and Leslie both used white to accent the edges of the wood frame.  Excellent work on a seemingly simple chair.

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