By Pasclina Comte. Barcelona Chair. Published at Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 11:19:47 AM.
The design was changed in 1950, originally it was bolted together but the new frame was built in stainless steel which enabled it to be one piece of metal, giving it a much smoother look. Leather was also introduced for replacing pigskin.
Modern contemporary furniture can help any home or office become a more comfortable and eye catching place to be. Style and comfort has never looked as good as it does now with the Knoll Barcelona chair. Sturdy aluminum frames make this one of the best kept secrets of our time.
Typical 1920s furniture was luxurious, sophisticated in style and very glamorous in design. Mies and Reich strayed from the conventional and introduced clean, minimalist lines, drawing on Mies legacy of favouring simplicity and clarity alongside a balanced blend of creativity and rationality. This approach led to the creation of a chair which has a definitive place in history as an icon of modern design; a piece symbolic of the longstanding relationship between Mies and Reich.
The chair was originally created and especially produced to feature in the German Pavillion building, Germany's offering for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, which took place in Barcelona. This contemporary modern icon was a joint work of creation between the esteemed Bauhaus architect, Mies van der Rohe and the interior designer, Lilly Reich, his companion.
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