The Knoll Barcelona chair and stool is a true icon of Modernist furniture design. Designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe in 1929 for the German Pavilion at the Exposicion Internacional de Barcelona, the Barcelona Chair was actually used as a throne for King Alfonso XIII at the exhibition's opening ceremony.
The handmade process involved in making it is time consuming, the upholsterer uses 40 Individual leather panels for the chair and 16 for the stool, the leather panels are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted from a single cowhide. The Barcelona chair and stool is often copied (a form of flattery in our opinion to the timelessness of the design) but never bettered, the Knoll original version is truly outstanding.
Materials:Frame - Chrome Steel hand-ground and hand-buffed to mirror finish. Cowhide Belting Straps, Foam. Spinneyback Volo Leather
ChairHeight - 77cm x Width - 75cm x Depth - 77cm (Seat Height - 43cm)
StoolHeight - 39cm x Width - 59cm x Depth - 59.5cm
Delivery Time: 8/10 Weeks
Designed in 1929
The Knoll Studio logo and signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are stamped onto the base of the chair/stool - the Authentic Knoll Original.
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He was commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Along with Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of Modernist Architecture & Design. His Barcelona chair is one of modern design's true classics, often imitated but never bettered.