Barcelona Chair Bauhaus Limited Edition

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Barcelona Chair - Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Limited Edition by Knoll

To celebrate the anniversary of the Bauhaus, where Mies van der Rohe was the director from 1930 until the closing of the school in 1933, Knoll are presenting a limited edition version of his iconic Barcelona Chair.

As a rising figure of the modernist movement, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was selected to design the Weimar Republic's Pavillion for the Barcelona Industrial Exposition of 1929.

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 signiture criss-cross frames, on the campaign chairs of ancient Rome.

Although the Barcelona Pavilion only stood for seven months, it is recognised as a defining achievement of modern architecture, as are the accompanying Barcelona Chairs (although the King and Queen reportedly never sat in them).

This year, Knoll are producing 365 limited edition pieces, one for each day of the year, certified and numbered to commemorate the centennial of the Bauhaus and the close connection between Knoll and the foundations of it's outstanding design.

If you are interested in purchasing your own special edition, contact us at info@detnk.com quoting reference: Bauhaus Anniversary.




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