domingo, 9 de enero de 2011

Barcelona Chair

The Barcelona Chair is the iconic piece of the modern furniture movement.

Designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

In 1929 Barcelona was host to the World Arts Fair, and the German government commissioned Mies to design the German Pavilion at Montjuic as part of the exposition.

The Barcelona chair was manufactured in the US and Europe in limited production from the 1930s to the 1950s.

In 1953 van der Rohe ceded his rights and his name on the design to Knoll

Since 1953 Knoll Inc has manufactured the chair. They make the frame in two different steel configurations, chrome and stainless. The chair is almost completely hand-laboured, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's signature is stamped into each chair.

It won the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977.

In the next video you´ll see all the characteristics that this important chair has. An it also shows you how to recognize an ORIGINAL Barcelona Chair.

My way 2 design...

2 comentarios:

  1. Mies was an amazing designer and architect. The building he designed for the 1929 exhibition is also a modern classic.

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