Barcelona Lounge Chair

Barcelona Lounge Chair

This chair is a high quality reproduction of the famed barcelona chair by EMFURN. If you’d like to purchase the Pavilion chair and ottoman together, please click here: Barcelona Style Chair & Ottoman. Conversely, you may also choose to purchase the Barcelona Style Ottoman separately. Barcelona chair replica cushions and straps are sold separately as well. If you’d like to have this chair in a vintage aged leather , check out the vintage aniline Barcelona Style chair replica. 
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair and Stool , originally created to furnish his German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona, have come to epitomize modern design. Mies van der Rohe designed the chair to serve as seating for the king and queen of Spain, while the stool was intended to accommodate their attendants. Still produced to his original specifications, this Barcelona is of quality fit for royalty. The cushions – welting and buttons included – come from a single Spinneybeck® Volo cowhide and are supported by cowhide belting straps, dyed to match the color of the chair. To create the deep, precise tufting, individual panels of leather are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted. The chromed-steel frame is hand-buffed to mirror-like perfection. The Barcelona Chair was honored with the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977. The Barcelona Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll®, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A.
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

Description Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair and Stool , originally created to furnish his German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona, have come to epitomize modern design. Mies van der Rohe designed the chair to serve as seating for the king and queen of Spain, while the stool was intended to accommodate their attendants. Still produced to his original specifications, this Barcelona is of quality fit for royalty. The cushions – welting and buttons included – come from a single Spinneybeck® Volo cowhide and are supported by cowhide belting straps, dyed to match the color of the chair. To create the deep, precise tufting, individual panels of leather are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted. The chromed-steel frame is hand-buffed to mirror-like perfection. The Barcelona Chair was honored with the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977. The Barcelona Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll®, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. View All Images
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

“Great service! Super easy. The guys were very friendly, qualified and did the job quickly. I love that you can get prompt, reliable service with a purchase. The color and texture of the Wool was exactly as portrayed too. The 50th anniversary edition is upholstered in a unique and unprecedented patchwork design. Beautifully replicated. Click and done.” John Weil Egg-Style Chair In Wool “I met my designer through Barcelona Designs and received excellent service from the sales team. These guys are very professional and happily provided material samples when asked. We spent about an hour browsing through the website’s numerous options, and we redesigned my entire studio apartment in 1 hour! I am in the service industry and I was happy with the service that I go from BD and will be ordering more products from them in the future.” Darell Lewter Redesigned my entire Studio “I couldn’t be happier with my purchase from Barcelona Designs . At first I was a little concerned about ordering such an expensive product online, but after speaking with Barcelona Designs’ friendly customer service reps, they ensured that I will love my Eames Lounge Chair and and I DO! The shipment came in just 3 days after the order was placed. And I have to have I am very very happy with the quality of the chair. I’ve seen the original one that cost over $4000 and I feel like mine is worth every penny of it!” Meryl Karner Eames Lounge Chair Replica
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

“I couldn’t be happier with my purchase from Barcelona Designs . At first I was a little concerned about ordering such an expensive product online, but after speaking with Barcelona Designs’ friendly customer service reps, they ensured that I will love my Eames Lounge Chair and and I DO! The shipment came in just 3 days after the order was placed. And I have to have I am very very happy with the quality of the chair. I’ve seen the original one that cost over $4000 and I feel like mine is worth every penny of it!” Meryl Karner Eames Lounge Chair Replica
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

“I couldn’t be happier with my purchase from Barcelona Designs . At first I was a little concerned about ordering such an expensive product online, but after speaking with Barcelona Designs’ friendly customer service reps, they ensured that I will love my Eames Lounge Chair and and I DO! The shipment came in just 3 days after the order was placed. And I have to have I am very very happy with the quality of the chair. I’ve seen the original one that cost over $4000 and I feel like mine is worth every penny of it!”
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

Although many architects and furniture designers of the Bauhaus era were intent on providing well-designed homes and impeccably manufactured furnishings for the “common man,” the Barcelona chair was an exception. It was designed for the Spanish Royalty to oversee the opening ceremonies of the exhibition and described by Time magazine as inhabiting “his sumptuous German pavilion.” The form is thought to be extrapolated from Roman folding chairs known as the Curule chair – upholstered stools used by Roman aristocracy. According to Knoll Inc., despite its industrial appearance the Barcelona chair requires much hand craftsmanship.
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Barcelona Lounge Chair

One of the most recognized objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement, the Barcelona Chair exudes a simple elegance that epitomizes Mies van der Rohe's most famous maxim–“less is more.” Each Barcelona piece is a tribute to the marriage of modern design and exceptional craftsmanship.
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Knoll claims to be the current licensed manufacturer and holder of all trademark rights to the design. In 1965, Knoll purchased the trademark rights to the Barcelona word from Drexel. In 2004, Knoll received trade dress rights to the design from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Despite these trademarks, a large replica market continues. Gordon International New York has continued to manufacture the designs since the 1970s, even after a court battle against Knoll in 2005. In 2011, another court battle erupted between Knoll and RegencyShop.com; the outcome is pending. In 2013, RegencyShop.com filed a counter-suit against Knoll in Central District of California, Western Division alleging fraud on the USPTO regarding Barcelona furniture designs.
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It’s hard to believe that Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair was first introduced in 1929. With its clean styling, metal base and leather cushion, this 80+ year old chair still looks thoroughly modern. We’ve rounded up resources for this modern classic — both authentic and reproductions, new and used.
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The functional design and elements of it that were patented by Mies in Germany, Spain and the United States in the 1930s have since expired. The Barcelona chair was manufactured in the US and Europe in limited production from the 1930s to the 1950s. In 1953 Mies ceded his rights and his name on the design to Knoll, knowing that his design patents were expired. This collaboration then renewed popularity in the design.
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Since 1953 Knoll Inc has manufactured Barcelona chairs. They make the frame in two different steel configurations, chrome and stainless. They say that their chairs are almost completely hand-laboured, and that a facsimile of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s signature is stamped into each chair.
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Mies, a close friend and mentor to Florence Knoll during her time at the Illinois Institute of Technology, formally granted Knoll the production rights to the Barcelona Chair and Stool in 1953. The designs immediately became a signature of the Knoll brand and have been built to Mies van der Rohe’s exacting standards ever since.
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In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin. Through furniture, residential projects and extraordinary, yet unrealized concepts for skyscrapers, he gained recognition as a leader of the German modern movement. As such, he was selected to design the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.
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“Great service! Super easy. The guys were very friendly, qualified and did the job quickly. I love that you can get prompt, reliable service with a purchase. The color and texture of the Wool was exactly as portrayed too. The 50th anniversary edition is upholstered in a unique and unprecedented patchwork design. Beautifully replicated. Click and done.” John Weil Egg-Style Chair In Wool
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Through masterful proportioning and planning, Mies created a rhythmic and entirely unprecedented space, which elevated industrial-age materials to a level of grace never before achieved. Inside, Mies included chairs and stools conceived as a resting place for the King and Queen of Spain. Determined to create a chair worthy of royalty, Mies is thought to have based the designs, with their signature crisscross frames, on the campaign chairs of Ancient Rome. Mies: “I feel that it must be possible to harmonize the old and new in our civilization.”

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