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If Modena Black had a dress code, it could be black tie or casual Friday. Whether it is as slick as James Bond’s suit or as laid back as a black t-shirt, this aniline leather is sure to look fantastic in your space.
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Product Story

The Barcelona chair reproduction is a beautiful work of art that not only looks great but is comfortable to sit on as well. Originally designed in 1929 for Spanish royalty, the Barcelona design chair is now a select piece of classic, modern furniture. Designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—or Mies as he is often called—is known for creating exquisite furniture that exudes luxury with its top notch craftsmanship. Barcelona chairs are a beautiful mix of supple leather combined with shiny chrome frames.

Authentic, boasting the style and beauty of the original works of furniture art by Mies, the Barcelona chair reproduction is unique and classy. The leather that covers these lovely chairs is called aniline leather, which means leather that has been thoroughly dyed all the way through. What this means for you, the customer, is that this chair's covering will not crack and fade because there is no artificial, cheap top layer. These chairs are covered with one solid piece of European aniline leather that is pliable and soft to sit on. Aniline leather develops a beautiful patina over time, making it simply more beautiful as it is enjoyed from day to day.

When decorating your home, this spectacular chair selection will fit beautifully in your family room where you often watch television, read, gather with the family or even catch a nap. The comfort level is unmatched in such a classic, modern design as this chair. Your home office would benefit greatly from a chair that brings support yet a feeling of sitting on air. This Barcelona chair reproduction can bring that feeling right to your desk in your home office.

The timeless design of this Barcelona chairs are fitting for any room with a classic, modern design motif. From living rooms to home offices, from board rooms to business lobby waiting areas and everywhere in between, these chairs fit the bill and look great while doing so. Handcrafted with genuine European aniline leather with top quality solid stainless steel bars, this chair has no corner seams for it is crafted using one solid piece of the excellent aniline leather. Boasting stellar durability, these works of art are an investment in your home, office or place of business.

Details & Specifications

What makes the Rove Barcelona Chair so special?

Our Barcelona Chair 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 premium Rove Concepts reproduction features:
  • Upholstered in 100% full grain Aniline Leather imported from Italy, the best, most expensive leather available.  Over the years we have maintained excellent relationships with our supplier and have an inexhaustible supply of leather finishes/colors.  All leather portions of the upholstery are made with this high grade leather, including piping and buttons.
  • PU-Injected foam cushions are wrapped with Dacron, a synthetic silk.  This results in a extremely comfortable chair with the highest level of durability. The Dacron wrap also provides the perfect amount of top visual plump to the cushion.
  • Braided thread used with Lockstitch (stitch type #301) ensures piping stays in place and seams are long lasting
  • The rear seat cushion edge features an angular contour cut to compliment the angle of the frame
  • Solid core, #304 grade, stainless steel frame polished to a mirror like sheen
  • The 12mm thick heavy-gauge, solid core steel used on the frame provides maximum strength with the right amount of flex
  • Top and side heavy grade leather Saddle straps are riveted to the frame
  • True to original, the front corners of the seat cushion and the top corners of the back cushion have no seams
  • Since the full original specifications and details are incorporated into our design, there simply is no discernable difference
Leather support strap colors:
  • Leather support straps are dyed for the closest match possible to the full grain upholstery for the following Modena Colors: Black, Ivory, Camel, Terracotta, Coffee, and Red.
  • Leather support straps for the following Waxy and Vintage leathers will use a similar but not identical brown shade for strap color: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Dark Tan, Tan, Balmoral Cinnamon, Milano Smoke, and NewCastle Brown. 
  • Leather support straps for following specialty leathers will use classic black straps: Modena Taupe, Palermo Olive and Palermo Grey.
  • Leather support straps for Siena White will use off-white straps.


This item is not an original Mies van der Rohe, nor is it manufactured by or affiliated with Knoll.


Standard Dimensions

30.5 in x 31 in x 30.5 in (Width x Depth x Height)

Mies van der Rohe

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. 


My chair arrived in 5

My chair arrived in 5 business days, I love this chair!! Its exactly as shown and Ive had tons of compliments already.
Teows - Verified Buyer

I recently received my first

I recently received my first unit of the Barcelona Style Chair and I would like to tell you that I am very pleased with the purchase. The leather is as promised, soft and consistent in grain and color. As for the chair itself the proportions are perfect to the original piece, initially I was skeptical of the proportions/similarity to the Original Pavilion chair, however again I am impressed with the purchase.
Justin Stuebs - Verified Buyer

Just pure luxury, It was

Just pure luxury, It was important for me that these chairs were just like the originals in terms of quality and materials. I have spent months sitting on and shopping for these chairs. I am so happy to have found your company, the florence knoll sofa and my 2 barcelona chairs arrived yesterday and they look , feel and smell great! Thanks again
Crissy - Verified Buyer

The chairs are as promised,

The chairs are as promised, delivered relatively promptly and of very high quality. I searched around quite a bit before buying and was happy with service (I got a swatch in advance) and the responsiveness of Victor at Rove...again, I would buy the chairs again, they are higher quality then other replicas.
rdaniels - Verified Buyer

I can second that, Rove is

We saw the authorized reproduction at Design Within Reach-$7000! We studied the details and decided to buy a NOT authorized reproduction. When the chair arrived, we assembled-a little difficult snapping the snaps. When assembled, it looked awesome! Passes the "comfy test" and attention to detail. Very much like the expensive model;actually, cannot tell the difference between the two...we totally love it
lohan1 - Verified Buyer

I can second that, Rove is

I can second that, Rove is the best of the reproduction specialists I have seen. I would like to see them improve slightly on the old versions however. For example, the Barcelona chair is not designed with the greatest lumbar support and could use an adjustable bar on the back to push the cushion forward towards the lower back. the Knoll chair is not any better in this regard and just costs alot more.
lohan1 - Verified Buyer

I ordered the Barcelona Chair

I ordered the Barcelona Chair in Distressed Chestnut and it's spectacular! The only issue I had was it took 8 weeks to arrive because they didn't have it in stock. Other than that, I'm happy!
Joslyn - Verified Buyer

We saw the authorized

We saw the authorized reproduction at Design Within Reach-$7000! We studied the details and decided to buy a NOT authorized reproduction. When the chair arrived, we assembled-a little difficult snapping the snaps. When assembled, it looked awesome! Passes the "comfy test" and attention to detail. Very much like the expensive model;actually, cannot tell the difference between the two...we totally love it
Mary E. Slaton - Verified Buyer
Shipping Information

Continental U.S. & Canada Furniture Delivery Options and Transit Times

Delivery estimates are good faith estimates only. will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense related to any delay in shipment or delivery. We cannot ship to post office boxes.

Standard Shipping ( Est. 7 - 18 business days )
Standard Shipping includes a delivery to the threshold, described as the "first dry area or garage" or lobby/service area of a high-rise building, unless shipped with UPS or a small parcel carrier, these will require a signature upon delivery. 

White Glove ( Est. 7 - 18 business days )
White glove service includes a delivery appointment, inside delivery up to 2 flights of stairs, placement, assembly and removal of large packaging materials.