Knoll Barcelona Relax Chair / Footstool
Designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Price: from £2,664.00
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The Barcelona Relax Chair is a subtle update on the original design, providing softer seating experience, thanks to the use of supple Venezia leather.
This new Barcelona Relax Chair features all of the good looks of the classic chair and it's design exudes a simple elegance that epitomizes Mies van der Rohe's most famous maxim–“less is more.”
An update on a classic - A careful study of the potential for even softer upholstery and a new collection of “full grain” leathers, softer to the touch and capable of ageing gracefully have contributed to give a greater residential feel to this enduring design.
The seat provides an extremely comfortable seating position where the seat and back cushions adapt to fit the curve of the frame. This is only further enjoyed by putting your feet up on the matching footstool.
The Barcelona Chair and Footstool were originally made for display in the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. Aware that King Alfonso XIII would be in attendance, Mies also famously said that the Barcelona Chair would be "fit for a king," giving way to the misconception Barcelona Chair was designed as a monarchic object—an idea since largely discredited by scholars.
The KnollStudio logo and the signature of Mies van der Rohe are stamped into the base of each chair.
Prices are shown with special edition Venezia leather, please contact us for further details.
Frame: Chrome steel hand-ground and hand-buffed to mirror finish. Upholstery straps attached with aluminium rivets.
Upholstery Straps: for the upholstery in Venezia leather or in black leather the straps are dyed to match the same cushion upholstery colour; for all other leathers the exposed parts of the straps are covered with the same cushion upholstery leather. Chair contains 17 belting support straps; stool 7. Upholstery: 40 individual panels for the chair and 16 for the stool are cut hand-welted and hand-tufted with leather and buttons produced from a single cowhide. Cushions are fire retardant variable density foam covered with polyester fiberfills to enhance comfort and upholstered with top quality leather. The seat and the back are connected with a removable pin, the seat is secured to the structure with straps.
Chair - W75 x D77 x H77cm Seat H43cm
Footstool - W59 x D59.5 x H39cm