A meticulous reproduction of the original Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona Ottoman. The chair itself was used by Spanish Royalty at the German Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain. Not long after, the Barcelona Chair became known as the chair for kings. Today it is recognized as an iconic modern classic design. Its stately shape represents the Bauhaus movement. The chair and ottoman make extensive use of both leather piping and impressed buttons. The design drew inspiration from ancient folding chairs. This can clearly be seen where the frame meets in an x pattern almost looking as if it could fold up in position. The original frame was even designed to bolt together. In fact, it was not until 1950 that the frame was redesigned using solid stainless providing a smoother finished look.
*This item is not an original Mies?van der Rohe, nor is it manufactured by or affiliated with Knoll.
WHY CHOOSE OUR PRODUCTS ?
Don't let our competitive pricing fool you! Our products offer the best construction and quality in their designer replicas. We are so confident in our product, we even welcome customers to compare our product features and prices with other competitors!
When shopping for your Barcelona Ottoman Reproduction, be sure to keep the following qualities in mind:
● Leather: Many Reproduction companies of the Barcelona Ottoman cut on costs by using a poor quality leather such as "Bonded Leather", or will use "Leather Match", in which the sides and back of the cushions use cheap or synthetic leather. On our reproductions, all sides of the cushion are fully upholstered in your leather grade of choice!
● Steel: Competitors may cut on costs by using a cheap metal or aluminum for the frame. A cheap frame will not retain its shape over time, and may even rust or oxidize, which will damage the chair's upholstery. The Barcelona Ottoman that we offer uses only Solid Stainless Steel for optimum strength, reliability and a perfect shine that will not be compromised with age.
● Dimensions: Reproductions should try to mimic the original Barcelona Ottoman's dimensions as much as possible. Ottomans that are more narrow or shallow in design are usually done to save on material costs. Different dimensions could also mean alterations to the angle, which can decrease comfort.
TYPES OF LEATHER:
100% Full Grain Italian Leather: Italian leather is often considered to be the best kind of leather in the world. True Italian leather is a type of full-grain that has been hand-selected and hand-crafted. It is a superior quality hide greatly coveted by top furniture manufacturers. Because most Italian leather is of such high quality, it can stay in beautiful condition much longer than other types of leather.
100% Full Grain European Aniline Leather: The most attractive and natural leathers which are prized for their soft natural feel. These are leathers which have been aniline dyed in a vat process with no color coating added to the surface. These transparent dyes leave the actual surface grain and such natural markings as wrinkles, bites and scars visible. Because they don't have a top coating the leather breathes more easily and is cooler to sit on. They are the most expensive leathers to produce because only the very best selection of hides can be used to produce full aniline leathers.