It is comfortable and sophisticated chair style. The Barcelona chair is among the most elegant and imposing of the chairs created by German designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) which was created for the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. An icon of modernism, the Barcelona chair’s design was inspired by the campaign and folding chairs of ancient times. The frame was initially designed to be bolted together, but was then re-created in 1950 utilizing stainless steel, which permitted the frame to be formed by a seamless piece of metal, giving it a smoother appearance. Bovine leather replaced the ivory-colored pigskin which was used for the original pieces.
The Barcelona chair is normally in stock in black, white, ivory & chocolate brown. Red, tan & cognac offered to order. There are two leather grades, regular (a high good quality Italian best grain leather), & total aniline (a extremely smooth & soft finish, but really tough wearing). The version of the Barcelona chair is definitely leading good quality, the cushions are produced from individual squares of complete Italian leather, with leather backs (no ‘leather match’), hand stitched buttons, concealed zips and complete leather straps. The legs and frame are the highest high quality grade 304 polished steel.