The Barcelona Chair is one of the most recognized objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement. The Barcelona Chair is produced by worldwide, internationally recognized furniture manufacturer, Knoll Studio. The model was created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Designed for the Spanish royalty at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain, the Barcelona Chair, during its time, was subjected to much analysis and reviews—how can a chair for the royalty be designed without an arm?
The pigskin, used for the original pieces, have since been replaced by bovine leather, and the frame now formed a seamless metal to give it a smooth appearance. The superior quality of both the metal work and the upholstery is immediately apparent. The upholstery is available in a range of leathers.