The Barcelona chair was designed in 1929 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and designed specifically for the German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona. The chair was initially intended for the royal family to sit in, should they be fatigued while visiting the Pavilion.
From that time this chair has passed into the pantheon of design classics.
The curved shape of the frame contains 17 belting support straps and the seat and back cushions are invisibly fixed with hidden belts. The cushion is made of 40 individual panels, which are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted with leather and buttons produced from a single cowhide.
High-quality manufacturing details and the use of superior quality materials give the chair a feel of quality and excellence; the chair features the pure compositional structure, which now epitomizes the modern architecture.