Source: Apartments & Developments
Trying to bring some modernist, industrial swag to your residence? Consider a mid century modern design icon – a Barcelona Chair! Known as the peak of modernist furnishings, Mies Van Der Rohe’s chair is sleek, collected and calm – but highly comfy to sit in.
Designed for the German pavilion of the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain, this chair is a great example of how exactly international events may boost innovation. Renowned Bauhaus movement leader Mies Van Der Rohe was requested to create the furnishings for the Spanish King and Queen to sit in.
Mies Van Der Rohe’s chair beautifully captures both the functionality and the aesthetic of the Bauhaus movement as it combines the expertly crafted workmanship of the fine leather seating with the industrial feel of steel legs.
Luckily, the gently curved, steel legs dramatically soften what may have been a incredibly square furniture piece. And, friendless to the overall shape is added with the shiny curves of the steel legs. This contradiction is what makes the chair incredibly alluring!
The Barcelona Chair replicas most seen nowadays showcase fine Italian leather as the original chair featured in the exposition way back in the 20s showcased pure white pigskin. This iconic chair with timeless appeal comes in monochromatic colors, from white to black to brown to tan. In other words, there will always be some place in your residence where this sophisticated chair will perfectly match the decor.
As you can see, Mies Van Der Rohe’s chair’s uniqueness and industrial coolness has helped it transcend style eras, giving it timeless appeal. Ready to purchase your Barcelona Chair reproduction at Barcelona Designs?