Designer: Mies Van der Rohe
Sexy as hell and an icon of the modern movement, the Knoll Barcelona chair designed by Mies van der Rohe is a star performer in many films including Tron: Legacy‘s digital world “Safehouse”, in Bruce Wayne’s modernist abode in Batman v Superman as well as Amercian Psycho and Casino Royale. With very good reason, it should also star in your home.
The Barcelona Chair by Knoll is one of the most recognized objects of the last century. The simple elegance and graceful profile has made it a widely celebrated modern lounge chair that epitomizes Mies van der Rohe’s most famous axiom, ‘less is more.’ From the hand-buffed steel frame to the individual leather squares carefully welted together, the Barcelona Chair by Knoll is a singular modern lounge chair that pays tribute to the marriage of modern design and exceptional craftsmanship.
Although an exemplar of the machine style, the chair is largely hand-made: the cushions are made from 148 separate pieces of leather and the chromed stainless steel frame is hand buffed to a mirror finish.
Often imitated and copied, here at F&F we advocate buying the real deal.
Approx £5,000 / $6550