Chairs and Armchairs

Barcelona Chair – icon of the modern style

Barcelona Chairs

Barcelona Chair Collection

Barcelona Chair was created for the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exhibition, hosted that year by Spain in Barcelona. It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. The chair was first used in Villa Tugendhat, building that is one of the first representations of modern architecture and was also designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Today, Barcelona Collection includes chairs, stools and sofas and they represent iconic items in interior design worldwide.

In 1950 the production method was change so that the frame would be formed by a seamless piece of metal. Since 1953 Barcelona Chairs are manufactured by Knoll Inc using two steel configurations, chrome and stainless. Each chair still has the signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Barcelona Chair is mainly used in modern, even minimalist interior designes.

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Sunshine Canyon House. Renée Del Gaudio Architecture.

Sunshine Canyon House. Renée Del Gaudio Architecture.

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Even if these chairs are specific to modern style, they will easily integrate in interior using less conventional materials for this style.

Barcelona chair – concrete walls association

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Barcelona chairs in rooms with rustic wood accents

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Barcelona Chairs in Vintage interior design

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Barcelona Chairs in Scandinavian design

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Finally, look what happens when Barcelona Chairs, icon of modern architecture, is integrated in classic designed rooms. Each style accentuates the other, emphasizing the qualities of every object or wall decoration method.

White Barcelona chairs in a room with walls decorated with classic Renaissance panels and stucco

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Interior Design with furniture and decorations from both French Renaissance and Modern style

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Given the versatility of the Barcelona Chair Collection, the reason for which this item is iconic for interior design becomes obvious.

Sources: knoll.com; blog.vkvvisuals.com; homeadore.com; dustjacket-attic.com; eco-stylista.blogspot.ro; freshersmag.com; interiorsbystudiom.com; residencemagazine.se; whitegreysmemories.blogspot.com.es; www.homedsgn.com; www.interiorarchive.com; www.murraymitchell.com; www.photorank.me;www.planete-deco.fr; homeadore.com

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