Our premium reproduction of the iconic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair is sure to bring a touch of mid century modern elegance to your home, alongside exceptional comfort.
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Barcelona chair as an iconic piece of designer furniture designed for the International Exposition of 1929 hosted by Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia region of Spain by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. Although rooted in Bauhaus design postulates, this iconic leather chair was designed for the Spanish royalty, with the intent of them sitting in it when overseeing ceremonies of the exhibition in the German pavilion – which is why it was also called Barcelona pavilion chair at that point. Inspired by the antique Roman folding chairs (curule seats), Barcelona chair is a unique fusion of ancient and modern design with a uniquely elegant and sophisticated twist. Praised for its style as well as its exceptional comfort, Barcelona chair upholstered in leather is still highly sought-after throughout the world and looks just as elegant, stylish and modern as it did when it was first presented to the public, exactly 90 years ago.
Where to buy Barcelona chair
If you are looking to buy Barcelona chair and ottoman, you might be unpleasantly surprised when you notice the hefty price tag on the genuine one. Because of this, many opt to get a Barcelona chair replica instead or just grab one from Ikea. It might be unnecessary to say that extra care is needed when going down this road as you need to make sure that the Barcelona chair reproduction you will get meets all the criteria you expect it to. If you don’t do your research, you might very well end up with a cheap Barcelona chair knock off which will be way below your expectations.
Another danger is a mixed quality replica – these models can make a rather high quality frame, but finish it with seats of lower quality which might not look like much problem at first, but it can turn out to be rather expensive in the long term, as you will have to restore the damaged seats rather quickly. Not to mention that Barcelona chair replacement cushions aren’t as readily available as you might expect. Another common option is Barcelona style chairs – designs which are lookalikes, but not really replicas. Your search for cheap replica Barcelona chair can easily bring you in this direction, yet the uncertainties are even greater here.
So, in order to avoid stress and excess costs, you can opt to buy our Barcelona chair reproduction of premium quality and get the style, the comfort and the guarantee of quality at an affordable price. What helps us stand out among the competition is our unique approach to production of replica furniture – we aim to adapt cutting edge industrial processes to the original intention of the designer hidden behind every line, every angle and every curve. As a result, our Barcelona chair premium reproduction is not only visually indistinguishable from the original, but it also comes with unprecedented quality and exquisite comfort.
What about used Barcelona chairs?
Another option for a cheap Barcelona chair is a second-hand model or even getting it on a sale. While used Barcelona chairs are sure to come with an even more pronounced vintage vibe, you should pay attention to the quality and the shape of the model before making the buy. Some of these finds can be amazing chances to get a cheap Barcelona chair in good shape, but others might come with a risk of secondary costs, like for replacement cushions for example. So, never make a purchase before making sure that the model is in good shape.
Styling with Barcelona chair
Barcelona leather chair is a very elegant lounge chair in midcentury style that is a very good fit for any room decorated in elegant and sophisticated manner. While it might not fit boho-chic aesthetic or similar styles which are more loose, relaxed and colorful, it is absolutely perfect for those who appreciate simple elegance and sophistication of shapes and forms. The white version might be the most luxurious-looking model, while the more classic black leather Barcelona chair can be significantly less imposing, but still elegant. Keep in mind that in all of these variations, the stainless steel frame will be the same, while Barcelona chair cushions and materials are the ones that will vary.
Barcelona chair can easily be used as a statement piece in your living room, just like many other leather lounge chairs, but thanks to its simple form, it can easily take the backstage too, and let the eye wonder to other décor elements which is not that common – just think, for example, of the imposing Eames plywood and leather lounge chair. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that positioning of it in a room should be your number one priority. For example, place your Barcelona chair and ottoman towards the center of the room for maximum impact. But, if you have another accent piece of furniture, you can position it away from the center, closer to the walls or in combination with a coffee table, so that the focus is on functionality, with aesthetical statement remaining somewhat subtle, but still highly elegant. With this importance of position, you should keep in mind the Barcelona chair dimensions – be sure to plan ahead and make sure it can fit your home the way you plan it to before making the buy.
Who was Mies van der Rohe?
If you read so far you would already know that this chair designed by Mies van der Rohe is a popular statement used by designers all around. Mies van der Rohe joined others like Eero Saarinen in looking for new industrial ways to produce modern furniture. Saarinen was a big help for the german designer and the materials they started testing with included chrome, stainless steel and plastic as a way to replace wood.
They also tried designing tables, coffee tables, outdoor seating, storage, office including even bedroom and dining accessories. Mis van der Rohe then started experimenting with using upholstery on a sofa collection and then also tried that on a cushion line of products. The fabric used was mass produced to each item’s production cost. Mies van der Rohe was also a mentor for the famous Florence Knoll and Eero Saarinen.
The Mies van der Rohe chair also known as the Knoll Barcelona chair is made of stainless steel in additional to leather. He also came with the idea to use a button within the leather to keep it tight.