Get to know your Barcelona Daybed Replica
The Barcelona Daybed is one of the beautiful reproductions of Barcelona collection designed by Mies Van der Rohe. Mies is well known for his flawless sense of proportion, minimum forms, and refined details in his designs. His creations are called architecture in miniature.
In the year 1929, when the modernist movement was gaining momentum, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe was hired to design the German Pavilion for the International Exposition in Barcelona. With his masterful planning and intelligent proportioning, Mies created an unparalleled space that was rhythmic.
Through his creation, Mies elevated the grace of industrial-age material to new heights. He created a resting place for the King and the Queen of Spain by including chairs and stools in the pavilion. The chairs for the Royals were designed with their signature crisscross frames. Though the pavilion stood for a mere seven months, the pavilion and the chairs are gained popularity as an achievement of modern architecture.
A daybed worthy of royalty
Where does the inspiration for the Barcelona Day Bed come from? The Barcelona Day Bed, as well as all the pieces in the Barcelona Collection, were originally designed with the idea of a resting place for the royalty of Spain in mind.
With that idea, Mies van der Rohe based his Barcelona Day Bed, with its characteristically “X” frame, on the day beds and chairs of the Ancient Roman Empire. The result? A day bed worthy of royalty that makes possible synchronicity between the ancient and the modern comfort.
Get to know your Barcelona Daybed, and enjoy it.
Enjoying our Barcelona Day Bed is about more than owning the piece. The real difference between a real mid-century modern furniture connoisseur and another pretentious snob lies is knowing the history behind the Barcelona Day Bed.
You’ll get better compliments when you impress your guests with your knowledge of one of the best-known daybeds from the 20th century, the Barcelona Day Bed. That’s how you can set yourself apart from the rest- or at least demonstrate that you know what you bought.
But as anyone who’s ever tried to discover the history behind a furniture piece can tell you, it isn’t easy. Here are 3 interesting facts about the Barcelona Day Bed that can make you sound like a true mid-century modern expert collector.
First things first, know its designer.
You can hardly sound like an expert if you don’t even know who designed the Barcelona Day Bed, can’t you?
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the leaders of the German modernist movement and one of the most influential mid-century and modern furniture designers.
Mies van der Rohe served as director of Mies served as Vice President of the Deutscher Werkbund and then as Director of the Bauhaus from 1930 until it closed in 1933, Mies van der Rohe also built the Illinois Institute of Technology in which he served as Director in 1938 and the Seagram Building in New York.
The Barcelona Daybed Replica
The Barcelona Daybed Replica by Barcelona Designs is designed as per the original specifications laid out by the designer Mies.
This day bed has distinctive design and the tiniest details of the bed add up to its true beauty. This piece has the structural simplicity that we look for in any modern furniture. Made with robust wood and metal frame and genuine leather mattress, this day bed is a luxurious addition to any modern living space.
The day bed can be perfect to take a small afternoon nap or to get full night sleep. The cylindrical cushion and the overall padding of the day bed ensure complete relaxation. If maintained well this chair can last for lifetime.
Barcelona chairs are custom made and you can choose the color and type of leather that blends with your interiors. And when choosing leather, you need to consider how often you intend to use the bed. Durable type of leather will be a good option if you are planning to use it extensively.
If you want to experience all the comfort and beauty of the exceptional Barcelona Daybed, don’t miss the chance in Barcelona Designs, the authorized and trusted store for high-quality replicas of Mid Century Modern Style. In Barcelona Designs there is a true commitment to the original standard of design and excellent support service.