Mies van der Rohe’s 1930 Barcelona bench, a successor to his 1929 Barcelona chair and stool, is elegant beyond words. Like the earlier pieces, it’s a modernist take on a design with its roots in classicism. This is a stunning addition to any home: use it in the sitting room or study for napping and creative thinking – or entertain like a Roman emperor and direct activities from your luxuriously padded seat of power.
Originally designed in 1930, the Barcelona Bench is part of the popular Barcelona collection and was designed for the world exposition that took place in Barcelona. Well received at the time, the Bench has gone on to be a staple piece every home needs.
1886 (Germany) -1969 (United States)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect and is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of architecture. His ‘less-is-more’ approach to design became the gold standard for many generations of modern architecture. The simple forms and extravagant materials Mies van der Rohe used to design the Barcelona Pavilion have inspired many modern minimalist buildings including Capel Manor in Kent, England.
"Less is more."
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