Artist/Designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
b.1886, Aachen, Germany - 1969, Chicago, Illinois
Title: Barcelona Chair
Medium: Leather, chrome finished stainless steel
Dimensions: 30.25" h x 29.5" x 30" Seat Height 17"
Manufacturer: Knoll, Inc. Made in the USA.
Details: The Barcelona chair and stool were designed for the German Pavilion for the International Exposition in Barcelona in 1929. The chairs were designed as seating for the King and Queen of Spain and the stools were for the use of their attendants. Incised on stainless steel leg: Knoll Studio Mies van der Rohe. Leather comes from a single ©Spinneybeck Ivory Volo cow hide. Manufactured circa 2012. Not a knockoff or replica. Very good condition, barely used.
Notes from the Archive: "Less is more" has never been more beautifully stated. This iconic chair was made even more famous by it's use in Philip Johnson's well-published New York apartment in the 50's. This offers an opportunity to acquire an important design manufactured by Knoll to the original and exacting specification of the designer. This design won a 1977 award from the Museum of Art and is included in many international museums collections.
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