The Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Style Barcelona Chair is a high quality reproduction in the style of the original design.
When it comes to big names of twentieth century design, they do not come much bigger than than Mies Van Der Rohe. A pioneering and hugely influential architect, a dedicated and passionate educator, coiner of several catchy aphorisms, and – luckily for us – a dab-hand at designing furniture.
The Barcelona Chair has been in production for almost 80 years, with very few changes distinguishing it from the first version. Originally designed before the advent of stainless steel and seamless ground welding, the frame was designed to be bolted together. However, in 1950, with the development of stainless steel, van der Rohe re-designed the chair with a seamless metal frame. Cowhide replaced the expensive pigskin used in the original chair. But other than that, the Barcelona chairs manufactured today are exactly as they were in 1929. Modern. Timeless. In a word, perfect.
The name Mies Van Der Rohe is only used to describe the characteristics of the goods made to the original design, and not as a trade mark.
Mirror polished frame.
Thick leather seat support straps.
Upholstered with 40 individual panels which have been hand-welted and hand-tufted with leather buttons from a single cowhide.
Choose from full grain aniline or top grain Italian leather.
Supplied fully assembled.
Dimensions: 78.5cm Height x 78cm Width x 76cm Depth
Seat Height: 42cm
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Availability : In stock for premium Black Analine leather; Pre-order for others (6-8 weeks)