Cesca chair

Designer: Marcel Breuer

Knoll

As seen in:

The design and set decoration of Pedro Almodóvar’s films are always a visual delight and his latest film, Julieta, is no exception. Production Designer Antxon Gómez is a longstanding collaborator with the internationally acclaimed Spanish film maker.

In a pivotal scene where the brokenhearted Julieta confronts the pain of her memories in a letter to her estranged daughter, she pens her story while seated on a Knoll Cesca Chair.

Designed in 1928, Marcel Breuer’s Cesca Chair (named after his daughter Francesca) combines traditional craftsmanship with industrial methods and materials, making it another Knoll design classic. The woven cane version of this cantilevered tubular steel chair is more familiar to many, but here we see the newer version with a fully upholstered seat and back.

New, officially licensed versions of the Cesca chair are available in USA from Design Within Reach.

This leather armchair version is the exact same as that in Julieta. “It’s among the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century,” said Cara McCarty, associate curator, department of architecture and design at MoMA. 

Approx £1,148.00 / $1503