Chair with frame in chrome plated flat bar steel. Suspension is heavy leather straps. Seat and back in expanded foam covered with leather. Barcelona Chair Made in Italy.
In 1929 Barcelona was host to the World Arts Fair, and the German government commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design the German Pavilion at Montjuic as part of the exposition. Mies van der Rohe also designed the chairs used in it, the iconic “Barcelona chair”. The chairs were the centerpiece of the Pavilion, and they served as thrones for the King and Queen of Spain when they visited. In 1950, the Barcelona Chair was redesigned in 1950 using stainless steel and giving it a smoother appearance. The ivory-colored pigskin which was used for the original pieces was replaced by Bovine leather.
75 x 75 x 75 cm