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Barcelona Ottoman Replica Premium Italian Leather Black

Product ID: 174

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Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price $219.00


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Barcelona Inspired Chair Ottoman (Black) Italian Leather

The Full Story

While it is said the royal behinds never did rest on Van Der Rohe’s creation, the Barcelona Chair caused a sensation that has lasted for nearly eight decades. Today, it is still a “must have” piece in the homes of wealthy aficionados, as well as architects and designers. The Barcelona was even honoured with the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977.

Famed Bauhaus architect Mies Van Der Rohe and his partner Lilly Reich based the Barcelona Chair on the campaign and folding chairs of the Pharaohs and Romans, bringing a modern yet timeless flair to this ancient and regal design. The chair served as a centrepiece of the German Pavilion at the International Exhibition, which Van Der Rohe also designed. Germany was in the midst of resurgence, after the devastation of World War I, and design and architecture was a huge part of the nation’s “comeback”. Van Der Rohe’s pavilion was a success, and his chair was the talk of the design world.

The Barcelona Chair has been in production for almost 80 years since, with very few changes distinguishing it from the first version. Originally designed before the advent of stainless steel and seamless ground welding, the frame was designed to be bolted together. However, in 1950, with the development of stainless steel, Van Der Rohe re-designed the chair with a seamless metal frame. Cowhide replaced the expensive pigskin used in the original chair. But other than that, the Barcelona chairs manufactured today are exactly as they were in 1929.

W: 61cm

D: 60cm

H: 40cm

  • Upholstery: Italian top-grain leather on front side; the side, back and bottom of each cushion are of a high quality leather match.

.To create the deep, precise tufting, each panels of leather is carefully selected, hand cut, hand piped, hand tufted and individually sewn by master leather craftsmen

  • Cushions: High-resiliency urethane foam with Dacron wrap, to provide you with the proper amount of plush comfort and firm support for generations of durability.
  • Frame: Premium 12mm massive stainless steel (#304) that will ensure durability. Mirror-like polished.
  • The x-frame: It is precisely welded together by 3 pieces then polished to a sleek finish - welding mark invisible and it just feels like 1 whole piece. Unlike most of the reproduction in market, the central "X" part of our chair has the perfect size which gives it smooth curves.
  • Shape: "Long" legs that does not leave marks on your floor
  • Completely hand made

The Barcelona Ottoman is the perfect complement to the Barcelona Chair. This high-quality reproduction of the classic designed by modernist architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe is hand-crafted from fine leather and leather-match upholstery. Each square of leather is selected piped tufted and sewn by hand. Constructed of solid stainless steel that will not rust or chip the ottoman's flat-bar frame is fully welded sealed and sanded then polished to a high shine and the reinforced foam cushion offers support and comfort. Dimensions: 25W x 23D x 17H inches.

This item is not a product of Knoll. AlwaysDirect.com.au is in no way affiliated with Knoll or the original designer Van Der Rohe. This chair is inspired by the designs of Van Der Rohe, Mies. It is not to be confused with the original which is sold under license by Knoll and originally designed by Van Der Rohe, Mies.

Package includes:

Barcelona chair ottoman x 1

Package Dimensions:

1 Box of 65x65x60cm

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