Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona chair and ottoman, designed exclusively for The German Pavilion, was that country’s entry for the International Expo in Barcelona in 1929. It was designed in case the Spanish monarchs wished to sit during their tour of the Expo – apparently they didn’t! This iconic contemporary chair design resulted from the collaboration between the famous Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the architect and designer Lilly Reich. An icon of modernism, the design of the Barcelona chair was inspired by the folding chairs of ancient times. It is often referred to as the Pavilion Chair because it was entered in the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition.
Sit like a Royal, these chairs became thrones when the Spanish Royals visited the Pavilion and sat in them for a time, however they were the only chairs in the whole building.
Chair: W:76 x D:78 x H:78 (cm)
Ottoman: W:61 x D:54 x H:40 (cm)