The Barcelona chair was designed by Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. At that time only two chairs were produced. One chair was manufactured for each member of the royal couple, King Alfonso XIII and his wife Ena. However, these Spanish royals never actually used them. An icon of modern living, the chair's design was inspired by the campaign and folding chairs of ancient times.
I love the sleek white Barcelona chairs contrasted with the natural rough textured flooring. A grand piece of contemporary artwork makes the perfect backdrop.
Placed on a shaggy white rug, the Barcelona chairs provide additional seating in this fresh modern library. A glass coffee table heightens the fresh current feel.
The boundary between inside and outside melts away due to full height wall-to-wall windows in this living space. Black Barcelona chairs, ottoman and daybed coexist naturally with the landscape beyond.
The Barcelona chair's extreme clarity and simplicity makes it an artistic statment in any room. When originally designed for the Spanish royalty, the ottoman was intended to be used as seating for their servants.
The black Barcelona daybed rests peacefully in front of a simple smooth concrete fireplace. It maintains a quiet sculptural presence.
The clean simple lines of the Barcelona daybed are an extension of the clean simple lines and minimalistic decor used throughout the space.
This living room includes a beguiling eclectic mix of furntiure. White Barcelona chairs beautifully coexist with more traditional furniture and elements.