Barcelona chair


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Barcelona chair

A trademark for a wide armless chair with leather cushions on a double X-shaped frame formed of gently curving stainless steel bars.
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Barcelo′na chair`

Trademark. a wide, armless chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, having leather cushions on a double X-shaped frame of gently curved stainless steel bars.
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The frame of the Barcelona chair, for example, originally nine steel components bolted together, was designed as a seamless piece of stainless steel, and cowhide instead of pigskin was used for seat and back coverings.
"It was based on Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair from the 1929 World Expo, and became his most famous chair." Koolhaas kept cardboard models of the Mobius in his backpack and trotted it around parties, asking beautiful girls to try it on.
The KL Chair is likened to the iconic Barcelona Chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929.
My favourite place to sit in the house to read a book is our Barcelona chair and footstool in the living room.
IN HIS LEGENDARY German pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe kept his spaces bare, pairing prototypes of the celebrated Barcelona chair and matching stool he designed with Lilly Reich with one other object: Der Morgen, Georg Kolbe's 1925 sculpture of the goddess of dawn, which was reverently stationed on a small pedestal in one of the two reflecting pools flanking the building.
Yes, he is not alone on that score, but you understand why he needed that sabbatical after his four years in the Barcelona chair.
There it was, the Barcelona Chair, an icon of the modern movement, in all its simple elegance.
This is true of a folding chair, a Barcelona chair, or a Ghost chair.
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Over the past few years we have seen a rash of cheaper replicas being produced such as the Eames Lounge Chair (originally designed for the director Billy Wilder) and the Barcelona chair which, in each case, would cost PS5,000 for the real thing.
It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the same guy who created the Barcelona Pavilion and introduced the iconic Barcelona Chair."
All Tesco Direct THEY may call it a Barcelona chair, but this lovely design has all the starkness of Scandinavian minimalism which was so popular in the Fifties.