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The two-legged Bauhaus chair has been in trend for 100 years.

If your internet overlaps even a little bit with mine, you’ve seen a Cesca chair (aka B32). The wicker and chrome cantilever chair is everywhere: in trendy homes, in films and TV shows, even tattooed on people’s bodies. But Instagram’s favorite chair isn’t exactly new.

It was designed by an architect named almost 100 years ago Marcel Breuerwhile he was a student at Bauhaus, the famous German art school. This somewhat unassuming two-legged chair is the realization of a manifesto of utopian ideals about design and functionality. So it’s perhaps no surprise that it’s somehow stayed in fashion for decades: it’s a design icon. And just a really, really good looking chair.

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https://www.vox.com/23010000/cesca-chair-cantilever-breuer-bauhaus The two-legged Bauhaus chair has been in trend for 100 years.

Andrew Schnitker

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