Barcelona Chair

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    The Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair is undoubtedly an iconic piece of furniture, encompassing an architectural structure with comfort and beauty. Mies van der Rohes style of construction was no doubt built from his experience in construction and work with a furniture designer. After being commissioned to design the Barcelona Pavillion, Mies van der Rohe became known for the detail and precision of his work. The Barcelona Chair was designed to complement the Barcelona Pavillion he had designed, intended to act as a type of throne for the King and Queen when they visited. Mies van der Rohe continued this artistic sense of perfection in his work as he became director of the Bauhaus, a leader of an American architectural institute and the renowned designer of the Farnsworth House in Illinois and the Seagram Building skyscraper in New York.

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    The rights to manufacture the Barcelona Chair and Ottoman were gained by Knoll International in 1948. The elegant frame of the chair is formed from two pieces of steel welded together and delicately hand finished to ensure a smooth, high-quality appearance.

    The Barcelona chair and day bed are included in our Group Buying programme. If you are interested in buying any of these items on a group buying discount, please email

    In your email please state which item you are interested in and how long you are willing to wait. Once we have enough volume of that particular item we will be able to offer you a group buying discount.

    Copy watch. There are many, many copies of this classic chair. We only sell the Authorised Genuine Barcelona chair and footstool. This is distinguished from a copy in several ways, including: The signature of Mies van der Rohe is stamped into the base of each chair. Every piece is labelled with an individual production number with a corresponding certificate of identification and authenticity. The cushions are upholstered with 40 individual panels cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted from a single hide.

    Please take a look at this video about Mies Van Der Rohe & the Barcelona Chair from

    Museum of Modern Art Award, 1977

    Construction. The stainless steel frame is hand-buffed and hand-finished to a mirror finish. The cushions are upholstered with 40 individual panels cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted from a single hide. Seat and back cushions adapt to fit the curve of the frame. Side and edges of upholstery straps are dyed to match specified upholstery colour.

    Choice of leather. You will notice that there are many leather options to choose from based on type and grade of leather. The standard leather grade (Grade W) is excellent quality, produced by Spinneybeck, and in a wide range of colours. If you would like advice regarding your choice of leather please contact us by phone or email: 020 8894 1333 or

  • Height: 77.0cm
    Depth: 77.0cm
    Width: 75.0cm
    Seat Height: 43.0cm
  • Lead times vary according to finish.


    Please enquire for a shipping quote if you live outside the UK.


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