Originally designed in 1929 for the Barcelona World Exposition, the
Barcelona chair is the result of a collaboration between architectural idols
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his partner, Lilly Reich, whose contributions
have only recently been acknowledged.
Commonly perceived as an icon of Bauhaus Architecture, the Barcelona
Chair was inspired by ancient Roman folding chairs. It has steadily enjoyed
an increase in popularity and presence in exclusive residential interiors,
with Mies van der Rohe having always maintained the Barcelona Chair is
an important artistic statement to be revered.
Initially, the Barcelona Chair utilised chrome plated steel to suspend leather
cushion on straps; however the chair was re-designed by Mies van der
Rohe in 1950 to reflect the new technology accessible as a direct result of
post war industries. The Barcelona chair now features a continuous
stainless frame and hand-made leather cushions.
Width: 76 cm; Depth: 77 cm; Height: 82 cm
Seat height: 45 cm
Full Genuine Leather, polished stainless steel frame. Bottom of seat
cushion in black or white oxford cloth fabric.
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