|Designer||Mies van der Rohe|
|Year of original design||1929|
|Assembly||No assembly required|
|Dimensions||Width: 75cm x Depth: 75cm x Height: 84cm x Seatheight 40cm|
|Materiaal||Chromed stainless steel, Leather|
|Colour||Black, Brown, Cognac, Red, White|
The Barcelona Chair, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is a very well-known design among the ‘modern classics’.
The Barcelona Chair was designed for the World Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929. This minimalistic lounge chair was realised in co-operation with the friendly architect Lily Reich. It is stated that the Barcelona Chair has the designer’s character: honest, elegant and without fringes. His motto “less is more” is therefore emphasised very clearly.
Barcelona Chair material
The Barcelona Chair is characterised by its chrome plated steel frame and its leather seat. The design is inspired by the antique folding chair. You can see this in its x-shaped, polished stainless steel legs. Nowadays, you can find the Barcelona Chair in many office and bank buildings, owning up to its clean and neat design.
Two Barcelona Chairs were first exhibited at the Barcelona International Exposition, both presented in a white goat leather. Nowadays, the Barcelona Chair is available in various colours and types of leather. The Barcelona Chair came with an accompanying footstool, meant as ‘thrones’ for the Spanish king and queen during the opening ceremony of the World Exhibition. Later on, a two and three-seater of the Barcelona Chair were taken into production as well; named the Barcelona Couch. The contemporary Barcelona Chair reproduction is just as attractive, fashionable and functional as the first chair in 1929.