*SOLD* Triple Signed Pair of Barcelona Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Int, 1978Automaton Vintage Furnishings
Being one of the most copied designs (and a timeless Classic), we are always hesitant to purchase an unsigned Barcelona lounge chair, so of course we were delighted to find this fantastic gently aged set in original condition which are both triple-signed with Knoll International tags on both cushions showing the 320 Park Ave address, Knoll Production (KP) stamping on both frames, and Knoll International sticky-labels on both straps with a date stamp of 1978.
Considered to be the epitome of modern design, 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. In 1978 these chairs were produced by Knoll International and are still to this day using the same specifications. These frames were made with polished chrome hand-ground and hand-buffed to a mirror finish with brown leather upholstery straps attached with aluminum rivets. The upholstery is fabricated from a single cowhide with each individual panel being cut, hand-welted and hand tufted with leather buttons.
Whether you're a designer seeking a quintessential piece or a collector adding to your modern design collection, these iconic chairs stand the test of time. Ideal for a living room, study, den or home cinema. They would also work well in a hospitality lobby or corporate location, such as; a private members club, conference room or executive office.
With this set, you'll feel pride in that you have the "real thing", and an early rare 1978 triple signed matching set at that... while your friends boast either a knock-off, reproduction or brand-new production-line versions.
Measurements: 30.25" H x 29.5" W x 30" D
Seat height: 17"
Triple signed pair in original condition with original, non-restored frames, straps and cushions. Some aging and use on a couple of the front straps. Minor dash of white paint on leather to one front corner. Overall excellent original un-restored condition.