Some words about the Barcelona Chair, by experts.
Let’s take a look to some words shared by several experts in Interior Design, about theBarcelona Chair, the master piece of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich.
‘It seems to evoke a reverence in the observer and naturally serves as a showpiece in any space: we often have to remind our clients that it is very ergonomic and fun to sit on too.’
The statement belongs to Jack Pannel, Director of Common Ground Workshop, and its clear on how the appealing design of theBarcelona Chair make us forget that it is actually a comfortable furniture piece, created not only to look good, but to relax and take it easy after a busy day.
‘The Barcelona chair was conceived as a ceremonial chair, so we find that it works best in an interior where it has space around it to breathe,’
This statement is from Nina Hertig, Furniture Specialist and Interior Designer, Sigmar London. Actually, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe knew from the very beginning what he was looking for: A modern royal throne. Thinking about the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII, who was the principal guest of the International Exposition of Barcelona in 1929. Even though Alfonso never sit there, there is no doubt that the final result of the Barcelona Chair was quite majestic.
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