After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair
After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair

After Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Barcelona® chair

c. 1990 Germany

Offered by Lucy Johnson

£1,000 gbp
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The Barcelona® chair is one of the most iconic and celebrated designs of the 20th century. This chair is a derivative version which has come from the Ralph Lauren Store Collection where it was used as a display model in London

The chair has a curved, polished, chrome frame. The tan leather seat and back cushions each have 20 individual panels with central tufts and piping. The cushions are attached to the frame with studs at the base and straps and buckles. The chair does not have a manufacturer’s mark and it was most likely made in the 1990’s.

Width 76cm Back height 75cm, Seat Height 42cm, Depth 74cm

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus before the Nazis closed the school and he fled to America. He designed the Knoll Barcelona® Chair, with the assistance of modernist designer Lilly Reich, for the Barcelona® Pavilion in 1929. Through their incorporation, “Mies sought a formal a solution to accompany the free-standing walls and planes of the Barcelona® Pavilion,” intended to symbolize the new progressive spirit of the Weimar Republic. Mies said that the design had to be more than a chair, but “a monumental object.” As organizational elements, the chairs and accompanying stools were positioned throughout the pavilion as fixed pieces. Aware that King Alfonso XIII would be in attendance, Mies also famously said that the Barcelona® Chair would be "fit for a king," giving way to the misconception Barcelona® Chair was designed as a monarchic object.
Ralph Lauren Store Collection, Display Model
Dimensions
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 76.00 cm (29.92 inches)
Depth 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
Medium
Leather & chrome
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