What’s inside the Barcelona Chair?

Designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion of the International Exposition of Barcelona, the Barcelona Chair is a story of prolonged success.  Its iconic “X” shape frame of stainless steel gives to the Barcelona Chair that original silhouette portrayed many times in TV and movies cameos.

The beauty and functionality of the design of the Barcelona Chair are out of the question but is convenient to check and find out about the quality of the Manhattan Home Design rendition of the iconic chair. Is it worthy?. Let’s find out.

A replica of real quality.

Just with the same spirit of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for a high-quality product, Manhattan Home Design recreates an exceptional version of the Barcelona Chair, with numerous features to show us a solid item of design.

The best leather

Our Barcelona Chair is available in 100% Aniline Full Grain Italian Leather upholstery. Aniline Leather is of higher quality than regular Italian leather, it’s softer and glossier and better for home use furniture. Aniline is a dye process of leather that preserves the touch and feel sensation, so appreciated by leather lovers.

Aniline leather is made of several layers of animal leather and dyed in a drum. This process allows keeping all the scars and wrinkles characteristic of the texture of good leather. This way, only the Barcelona collection has that distinctive clean-cut look, with that particular shinning and soft texture that makes you confirm that you are enjoying something valuable and comfortable.

When it comes to its characteristic straps;  Its heavy grade leather saddle straps color-match the upholstery; both sides of the leather straps are finished for extra strength and longevity.

A unique frame

A unique frame for a unique design. One of the most recognizable chair shapes in the world, the solid one-piece, stainless steel full welded frame of the Barcelona Chair is robust, without losing any elegance and with a sleeker silhouette.  The frame is constructed from a superior grade single-piece stainless steel block for ultimate durability, with stronger support and resistance to chipping, corrosion, and rust. The Dimensions and Specifications of the frame are true to the original design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Beautiful, comfortable Cushions

The cushions are one characteristic feature of the Barcelona Chair. Black, white, or tan, they invite us to sit and have a relaxed chat. Cushion surface features individually cut and sewn leather panels for optimum detailing and quality; full tufting of all appropriate seams. Made using High-Density Foam, and with braided thread used with Lockstitch, it ensures that piping stays in place and seams are long-lasting.   Cushion foam is wrapped in Synthetic Silk underneath the leather upholstery to allow airflow.
Trust in Manhattan Home Design, the experts in high-quality replicas of Mid Century Modern Style furniture, to get the best rendition you will have of the Barcelona Chair, that wonderful design object, just like the rest of the Barcelona Collection.