Barcelona Armchair with leather or fabric upholstery

Barcelona Armchair with leather or fabric upholstery

Inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe




The “Barcelona” remains the most representative classic by Mies van der Rohe, a true icon of the 1900s’ design. It was in the project of the German pavilion at the World Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929. Mies put two armchairs side by side, as thrones for the Spanish Royalty during the inaugural ceremony, while stools were provided for the followers of the sovereigns. In line with the stylistic severity of the author, the form is designed exclusively on the basis of its function. The “shell” is only made by a structure of steel bars with cowhide straps, to support the two cushions of seat and back. As simple, as extraordinary. All the solderings and finishings are handmade, because the master rejected the production in series. This is a long and complex work: after the soldering, the structure is buffed for hours to eliminate every imperfection before the chrome plating. Polished chrome flat steel frame, with a mirror finish. Cowhide support straps. Polyurethane foam cushions. Upholstery made of individually stitched and piped leather pieces, fixed by leather-covered buttons.
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Made to order within 
 weeks depending on the choices of structure and upholstery
If you wish a different product configurationto suit your home you can select any of the variant available from the PDF sheet above and contact our customer service


100% Made in Italy. Mirror polished and chromed flat steel frame. Hide thongs suspension. Cushions filled with polyurethane foam, covered with checkered leather (available also in fabric or skin upholstery).

Product details

Schema MVR21

Leather Care Kit

Kit for the cleaning and protection of leather articles. All products are water-based and can be used on any leather color.



Leather, cotton, viscose, linen, velvet, the possibilities are endless. Not sure what to choose? Would you like to feel the softness? or check out the color in the daylight? No problem, just open the page of the product you are interested in and request the leather or fabric swatches, you will get them in a jiffy !

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