What is a Barcelona Chair?

The Barcelona chair is considered to be a modern classic and one of the most elegant chairs of the 20th century. It was primarily intended by Mies van der Rohe. This beautiful chair was designed at the International Exposition in Barcelona in 1929. Though, this chair is still attracting more people rapidly.

The designed Mies van der Rohe drew inspiration for his design from an Egyptian folding chair and a Roman folding stool. Barcelona chair was designed to replicate a throne and made its first appearance during the inaugural ceremony by the Spanish royal family at the exposition. You can visit this site www.modterior.com to get one of the best Barcelona chair replicas online.

The design of this chair was so unusual and elegant enough to attract anyone. The chair emits beauty and class and at the same time, it is light and strong. The Barcelona chair is considered by common consent to be the climax of a blended approach to materials, design, and workmanship.

The original design was then improved upon by Mies in 1950 which produced in a fully welded object in which additional braces at the welding points were eliminated. In the new Barcelona chair reproduction, the one-piece frame made of stainless steel offered higher strength and spring.

The Barcelona chair design was popularized by George Nelson in the United States. The chair was originally hand-made but was subsequently mass produced and marketed by the company, Knoll Associates, which now manufactures it in the U.S and 29 other countries. The Barcelona chair is sold by various furniture stores several of these have online catalogues, which a prospective buyer can browse through.

Although there are several replicas of the Barcelona chair available in the market, they are usually made from chromed stainless steel with the single piece frame being hand-buffed till a mirror finish is achieved. Click on this link to know more about the beautiful Barcelona chair.