Rare Knoll Associates Barcelona Daybed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, circa 1958Automaton Vintage Furnishings
For the consummate collector who only wants the best of the best, this Classic and iconic original black leather Barcelona Daybed is labelled with the early 36-30 Steinway St address for Knoll Associates making this a 1st generation of the Knoll produced Barcelona Daybeds.
This rare and timeless piece features the original black leather upholstery with minor signs of subtle wear throughout. These traces of age and use bring more vibrancy to the leather. The original bolster pillow in matching leather is secured to cushion platform with straps and lock snaps. The platform is crafted from mahogany and supported by polished tubular stainless steel legs with the original leather straps. The original Knoll Associates label can be found under the mattress.
Considered to be the epitome of modern design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich originally designed the Barcelona chair in 1929 to serve as seating for the king and queen of Spain in the German Pavilion. This was Germany's entry for the International Exhibition, hosted by Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in 1930 the Barcelona daybed (also referred to as the Barcelona Couch) emanates this seminal design, paralleling the same simplicity and elegance of the iconic Barcelona chair.
Ideal for a living room, family room, study, den or lounge. It would also be an Apt choice in a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a retail boutique. Due to the Classic nature of this design, it can work in many types of decor including Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, Bauhaus, Traditional, Transitional, and much more.
Measurements: 16" H x 78" W x 39" D (without bolster cushion)
Height 24.25" with bolster
Very good vintage condition. Original black leather with very minor attractive light distressing throughout.