All you need to know about the iconic Barcelona chair
In the world of furniture, the Barcelona chair falls in the category of furniture like the Eames lounge chair and Togo sofa. A chair literally made for royalty- the Barcelona chair can be described as the epitome of comfort and crisp style. Its ability to fit into any setting and environment amongst others has gained it the iconic status.
The Barcelona chair was created by the famous architect and designer Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe when he was tasked with designing a unique chair for a king and queen. Ludwig took it upon himself to create a unique piece, one that befits royalty and stands the test of time. The popularity of the Barcelona chair spread beyond the borders of the city and has endured for decades, even centuries.
Ludwig didn’t just create the Barcelona chair alone; in that same timeline, he collaborated with German designer Lilly Reich to design the German Pavilion where the chair would be placed. The International exhibition was held in 1929 and received by the king and queen of Spain; they were the first to grace the Barcelona chairs.
The scissor shape of the chair was inspired by a popular chair back in Rome, which was meant for only government officials who were high ranking and royals. The Barcelona chair is sophisticated in its simplicity. Its innovative design with minimal adornment makes it a true embodiment of the saying “Less is More,” which Ludwig strongly believed in.
How Much does the Barcelona Chair Cost
The original Barcelona chair design has been altered minimally over the years to fit modern furniture requirements, but it has maintained the original form. A brand-new original Barcelona chair costs about $5600- $6000 with different leather and color options, of course. The outrageous price has left the chair on the wish list of many customers for years.
Just like there is Eames chair replicas, there are Barcelona chair replicas saturating the furniture market. These replicas range from terrible to excellent, you have to be really careful when choosing a Barcelona chair replica for your budget.
How to choose a Barcelona Chair Replica
When it comes to furniture replicas, you never know the extent of their quality unless you lookout for a few things. Even though the replica cannot be 100 percent like the original, it can come close to at least 80%.
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At Curverk, you can trust us to come even up to 90% close to the original in every specification. The perfect Barcelona chair replica is one that sticks to the original design from top to bottom. Here are some things you should look out for;
The quality of leather used to manufacture a Barcelona chair matters a lot. The first Barcelona chairs were made from top-quality metallic-looking white leather.
Sitting pristinely in the pavilion, the chair blended perfectly with the glass and steel and amazed the crowd. This white leather became a huge hit, making it one of the most popular colors of the Barcelona chair.
When buying a replica, you have to look out for the type of leather. Top Grain Italian leather and full-grain leather are the best in the world of furniture. All of our Barcelona chair replicas are made from top-grain Italian leather, for that smooth feel and long-lasting quality.
The foam used in the Barcelona chair replica interior has to be of top quality, or else it will press and lose its comfortability in no time. Curverk’s Barcelona chairs are made with high resilient multi-density foam filling. You are guaranteed remarkable elastic resilience and an interior that is hard to deform.
The Exterior Steel
The original Barcelona chair designed by Mies Van de Rohe has two chrome-plated, flat steel bars supporting its sides. The steel bars gave the chair its chic and iconic look, setting it apart from the furniture made in its time.
If the sidebars are not made from original steel, they can give way and break when weight is placed on them. The X-shape frame of our Barcelona chairs is made from high quality 304 stainless steel giving it excellent load-bearing capacity and peak corrosion resistance.
The chair frame is also heat resistant and highly durable; it is more than able to support up to 300lbs. The corrosion and heat resistance quality makes it safe for use in open spaces.
How to Style the Barcelona Chair
Barcelona chairs are incredibly versatile when it comes to interior décor. They can be used inside the home, or outside. The best ways to style this iconic chair will be;
For your reading spots; this chair completes the look of your reading spot and gives it an extra luxurious vibe. Add a really cool reading table and a modernistic reading lamp and you’ll have unforgettable reading moments. The Barcelona chair combined with its Ottoman creates a very stylish sanctuary, you’ll never want to leave.
Combining two Barcelona chairs in one space creates a modern style statement in your space. Both chairs will complement each other in the most beautiful way, with their unique side profile. If you want to add more comfort, add the ottoman beside each chair for leg relaxation when needed.
Select a pop of color, like a red Barcelona chair or a checkers Barcelona chair. Colors add more fun and beauty to your space, if you’re looking to shift from the regular black and white look, these will do you justice.
If you’re looking to re-decorate your home office or workspace, a Barcelona chair will make a brilliant addition to your workspace. For those moments when you want to relax, the Barcelona chair will be perfect. If you’re looking to add a Barcelona chair to your furniture collection, Curverks Barcelona chair replica will be your best bet for quality at a great price.
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