Barcelona Chair Black Leather
The Bauhaus legend Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Barcelona chair in 1929 for the German pavilion at the World Exhibition in Barcelona. The Barcelona Chair is now considered a milestone in the history of modern design.
The Barcelona Chair achieves the serenity of line as well as the refinement of proportions and materials. It is supported on each side by two chrome-plated, flat steel bars. Seen from the side, the single curve of the bar forming the chair’s back and front legs crosses the S-curve of the bar forming the seat and back legs, making an intersection of the two. This simple shape derives from a long history of precedents. Also, the cantilevered seat and the back of the original chairs were upholstered in white kid leather with welt and button details.
Although only two Barcelona chairs were made for the German Pavilion, the design was put into production and became so popular that, with the exception of one sixteen-year period, it has been manufactured since 1929.
Barcelona Chair – Replica
|H 77 x W 75 x D 77 cm
Seat height 43 cm
|Flat spring steel frame, highly polished chrome
Foam upholstery covered with carefully selected leather, stitched with integral studs