…It’s a true piece of design history.
Frequently used in the movies and advertisements, nothing says timeless style more than this one piece of furniture.
Hardly surprising, then, that it was originally designed for Royalty. Its creator, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was an architect progressing into the world of furniture. When he was commissioned to design the German Pavilion as part of the World Arts Fair in Barcelona in 1929, he didn’t just plan the bricks and mortar. He also turned his attention to the furniture within it, and his design – a simple, streamlined shape holding luxuriously upholstered cushions – served as thrones for the visiting King and Queen of Spain.
Mies produced a re-design of the aptly-named Barcelona chair in 1950, so as to make use of the newly-available commodity stainless steel which allowed the frame to be made of one fluid piece of metal.
Today, the Barcelona is one of the most instantly-recognised iconic chairs in the world. So magnificent, it is as much a piece of sculpture as a functional piece of furniture. Spacecraft offer a huge selection of upholstery options. And as with all pieces in the Mies van der Rohe collection, the only authentic designs are produced through KnollStudio – you’ll find the company logo and designer’s signature stamped on the frame. Accept no imitations!
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