The Barcelona chair was designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. Exclusively designed for the Barcelona World Fair, it is considered an icon of modernism.
Simple, functional yet beautiful
One of the most simple, functional yet beautiful chairs ever designed. Created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Barcelona chair features the pure compositional structure that now epitomizes Modern architecture. He has captured exactly how furniture should be, functional, elegant and comfortable with understated quality. A timeless classic.
Dazzer, United Kingdom - 07 November 2006
The King and Queen of Spain may have wanted to sit when opening the Barcelona exposition of 1929, so Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed this chair to furnish his German pavilion, and it is the most beautiful piece of furniture ever since. Hand stitched leather and hand machined chrome plated steel, structurally daring, complex to build, simple to understand, it is perfect.
Michael, New Zealand - 13 August 2004