Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich elevated the chair and ottoman, creating a design that was a sculptural piece of art that served a practical function. The Barcelona Chair and Ottoman, also known as the Spanish Pavilion Chair and Ottoman, are perhaps the most well-recognized pieces in the collection. They boast supple aniline leather and handmade cushions that take 28 hours each to create. The back of the chair is curved, which is a rarely seen detail in other chairs. The two pieces are supported by curved, mirror-polished stainless steel, which creates a sturdy, flexible frame. There are no corner seams on this reproduction - both items are encased in a full piece of leather, ensuring superiority and durability. It is time to sit back and enjoy this classic set today.
Our Barcelona Chair & Ottoman reproduction is an extremely exclusive furniture piece, owing to the hand stitching required for the upholstery. Both cushions are entirely hand stitched. Individual squares of leather are cut from a single hide and sewn, welted and tufted. This labor intensive process takes up to 28 hours to complete per chair and the work must be carried out by an extremely skilled pair of hands. This commitment to craftsmanship has ensured our reproduction to be at par with the original.
This item is not an original Mies van der Rohe, nor is it manufactured by or affiliated with Knoll.
31 in x 28 in x 31 in (Depth x Width x Height)
The designer of one of the most prevalent and recognizable mid-century pieces, Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) and his Barcelona chair have been well loved for decades. The German American visionary was a pioneer of modern architecture as well as furniture, inspiring countless buildings and reproductions during his long career.
Famous for adhering to his favorite quotes, “Less is more” and “God is in the details,” van der Rohe was known for his use of industrial steel, glass and minimal silhouettes. It was commonly referred to as “skin and bones” architecture. This approach carried over to his products as well. The Barcelona chair series and Brno Chair are modern expressions of leather, chrome and strong structure.
Van der Rohe was an incredibly influential man whose products are arguably at the forefront of mid-century design.
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Standard Shipping ( Est. 7 - 16 business days )
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White Glove ( Est. 7 - 16 business days )
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Express Shipping ( Est. 3 - 9 business days )
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