Monday, January 18, 2010

"the Barcelona"

Have you ever seen one of these before in a magazine, or possibly real life?
Well... I'll have you know this chair & ottoman combination is QUITE famous.

The designer was Ludwig Mies van de Rohe, most commonly referred to as "Mies."
He was a part of the modern movement that happened in the early 20th century, and this chair has lived with us ever since.
It first was designed for THIS Barcelona pavillion (image below, and note: it is actually open for the general public to enjoy) that Mies himself actually designed as an architect as well, which is why it is now commonly referred to as the "Barcelona" chair.

It'll set you back a very pretty penny or two (about $7,000 for the 2 piece set to be more precise), but knock offs have since been replicated.

Either way, it's a beautiful piece..
Never before did I think I would enjoy history like I do now. (:

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