About The Product
The Barcelona Bench from Barcelona Designs has the best Mies Van Der Rohe bench in town. Our plump two-seater bench has thick cushioning, and distinctively laced tufts. Beautiful and genuine Italian leather drapes the exterior and leather is also used in the fastenings that are wrapped around the frame. An allover symmetrical webbing design is used on the seating. All in all, this lush Barcelona bench does Ludwig van der Rohe furniture justice and makes a great reproduction for an even better price. This gorgeous bench is perfect for couples, friends and colleges, as it seats two people.
Mies van der Rowe was a 20th-century German-American architect who had begun his career in architecture at the meager age of 15. His work reached national prominence after World War I, during which he helped lead the modernist movement in art and architecture. He had built buildings and museums as well as furniture. Van der Rohe’s furniture is known as industrial and he sought to accentuate the lightness within delicate structures. Urban design was Van der Rohe’s most outstanding traits in his artwork and you can see this from the Barcelona chair replica. Mies van der Rohe is recognized internationally for his architecture and his furniture alike and his career took a high note during the Barcelona Exhibition, where van der Rohe presented his Barcelona chair. The rest is history. A perfect addition to any home or apartment, this Barcelona bench is warm and welcome with a modern overtone, very telling of Mies van der Rohe’s style.
Our exquisite reproduction of Mies van der Rohe's Spanish Pavillion bench combines an elegant, timeless design with the unmatched craftsmanship for which Barcelona Designs is known. Made from the finest leather, this classic of Mid-Century Modernism fits seamlessly into most modern interiors. Mies van der Rohe is generally recognized as one of the founding fathers of Modernist architecture. His work is characterized by a constructional clarity, free-flowing space and careful detailing, in accordance with his famous maxim "less is more."
- Overall Depth: 16"
- Overall Width: 50"
- Seat Height: 19"
- Available in 100% Full Grain Italian Leather
- Variety of colors available
- Frame is constructed of steel for stronger support and durable chip resistance
- Solid dark wood frame for durability
- Supported by four tubular stainless steel legs
- Tufted surface provides a comfortable seating area
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About the Designer
Ludwig Mies van der RoheThe modern city, with its towers of glass and steel, can be at least in part attributed to the influence of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Equally significant, if smaller in scale, is Mies’ daring design of furniture, pieces that exhibit an unerring sense of proportion, as well as minimalist forms and exquisitely refined details. In fact, his chairs have been called architecture in miniature – exercises in structure and materials that achieve an extraordinary visual harmony as autonomous pieces and in relation to the interiors for which they were designed.
Mies van der Rohe began his career in architecture in Berlin, working as an architect first in the studio of Bruno Paul and then, like Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, for Peter Behrens. In 1927, a housing project called Weissenhof Siedlung in Stuttgart, Germany, would bring these names together again. Widely believed to be one of the most notable projects in the history of modern architecture, it includes buildings by Gropius, Corbu, Behrens, Mies and others.