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Barcelona Style Chromed Metal & Leather Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
Chair in the style of the Barcelona Chair, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929, chromed
Category

Late 20th Century Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

A pair of vintage caramel tan Barcelona chairs by Knoll, circa 1970s
By Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Barcelona Chair. Available now, a pair of vintage caramel tan Barcelona chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid Century White Barcelona Chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Detroit, MI
This pair of vintage mid century modern white Barcelona chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe were
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1940, Kaare Klint Model 3758 Mahogany Barcelona Chair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Knebel, DK
The Barcelona chairs were designed between 1927 and 1932 by Kaare Klint, who is considered to be
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Large Mies van der Rohe Style Black Leather Lounge Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Mies van der Rohe style black leather lounge chair. Not the usual copy of the Barcelona chair
Category

Vintage 1960s French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Large Mies van der Rohe Style Black Leather Lounge Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Mies van der Rohe style black leather lounge chair. Not the usual copy of the Barcelona chair
Category

Vintage 1960s French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Large Mies van der Rohe Style Black Leather Lounge Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Mies van der Rohe style black leather lounge chair. Not the usual copy of the Barcelona chair
Category

Vintage 1960s French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Black Leather Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Chairs, Matching Set of Two
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Pair of Barcelona chairs by Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll International in black leather. Engraved
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1960s Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Chair in Black Distressed Leather
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a 1960s vintage Barcelona chair in distressed black leather with a polished stainless frame
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Knoll Barcelona Lounge Chairs by Mies van der Rohe, Black Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Chicago, IL
Knoll Barcelona Chairs, set of 2. Designed by Mies van der Rohe, originally in 1929. Black
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Early Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe by Stiegler 1950s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Aachen, NW
These rare Barcelona chairs were designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1929 for the famous Barcelona
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Vintage 1950s German Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Early Pair MCM Knoll Barcelona Chairs Black Leather Mies van der Rohe 1961
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Portland, OR
A collectors pair of Early Knoll Associates production Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs, 1961
Category

Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair in the Milo Baughman's Style
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Miami, FL
Barcelona chair by Mies Van der Rohe's designs. Features a solid metal frame painted in a bronze color and
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona Chair in Gold Leaf Leather w/ Gold Plated Frame
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an exceptionally rare and unusual Barcelona chair, produced by Gratz Industries, one of the
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Williams Sonoma James Lounge Chairs with Hair on Hide & X Chrome Bases
Located in Port Jervis, NY
frame evoke the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van DerRohe. These chairs sell new for $4295 and have a
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Bauhaus Red Barcelona Lounge Chair for Knoll, 1972
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Vicenza, IT
Barcelona lounge chair, designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe in 1929 and manufactured by Knoll
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Daybeds

Materials

Chrome

Chair B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Konstantin Grcic
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chair B designed by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona. Konstantin Grcic is a German Industrial
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash, Beech

Chair B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona
Chair B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona
H 30.32 in W 22.05 in D 18.9 in
Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll (Like NEW condition)
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Centreville, VA
modern architecture, as are the accompanying Barcelona Chairs (although the King and Queen reportedly
Category

Vintage 1920s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Konstantin Grcic B Chair Nature for Bd Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Konstantin Grcic
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This chair won the ADI-FAD Delta Silver Award in 2011. In its singularity, complex engineering is
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Red Barcelona Lounge Chair for Knoll, 1972, Set of 2
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Vicenza, IT
Set of 2 Barcelona lounge chair, designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe in 1929 and manufactured by
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Daybeds

Materials

Chrome

Rudolf Horn for Rölf Cantilever Lounge Chair in Black Leather and Steel
By Rudolf Horn 1
Located in Waalwijk, NL
version by coping with the stiffness of the Barcelona chair through the recreation of the crossed steel
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Konstantin Grcic B Chair, Leather Upholstery for BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Konstantin Grcic
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This chair won the ADI-FAD Delta Silver Award in 2011. In its singularity, complex engineering is
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Konstantin Grcic B Chair Black Leather for Bd Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Konstantin Grcic
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This chair won the ADI-FAD Delta Silver Award in 2011. In its singularity, complex engineering is
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Rudolf Horn for Rölf Cantilever Lounge Chairs in Black Leather and Steel
By Rudolf Horn 1
Located in Waalwijk, NL
version by coping with the stiffness of the Barcelona chair through the recreation of the crossed steel
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Gaulino Chair by Oscar Tusquets Blanca for BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gaulino chair designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca for BD Barcelona. This is one of the great designs
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Ash

Barcelona White Chair
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning in its simplicity, this excellent chair provides elegance while guaranteeing comfort. The
Category

2010s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Barcelona White Chair
Barcelona White Chair
H 31.89 in W 19.3 in D 21.26 in
Mies van der Rohe Knoll Barcelona ottoman with brown leather cushion
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Ferndale, MI
Barcelona chair and the matching footstool were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Hans Eichenberger for Girsberger Leather Lounge or Easy Chairs, Switzerland 1966
By Poul Kjærholm, Hans Eichenberger, Girsberger
Located in Amsterdam, NL
the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This chair is designed by Hans Eichenberger an
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Bauhaus Coffee Leather Barcelona Daybed for Knoll, 1970
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Vicenza, IT
International in 1972. Made of chromed steel and leather. Excellent vintage condition. The Barcelona chair
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Daybeds

Materials

Chrome

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Bauhaus White Leather Barcelona Daybed for Knoll, 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Vicenza, IT
International in 1972. Made of chromed steel and leather. Excellent vintage condition. The Barcelona chair
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Daybeds

Materials

Chrome

Mies van Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Cocktail Table, signed
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Dallas, TX
steel "X" frame form also found in the Barcelona chair. Has Knoll Studio stamp.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Steel

Tiger Art Gaulino Limited Edition Chair by Oscar Tusquets for BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Tiger Art Gaulino reimagines an icon from BD. The Gaulino chair is an iconic work from the mind
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Ash, Leather

Pair of Shearling Chairs by Alfred Christensen, Denmark circa 1950
By Alfred Christensen
Located in San Angelo, TX
Christensen's most famous projects was the "Barcelona" chair, which he designed with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Grasso Armchair in Orange Leather by BD Barcelona
By Stephen Burks, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Brooklyn, NY
smoking lounge chair but also expresses something of the artistically absurd. The BD Bolon
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Leather

Grasso Armchair in Black Leather by BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Stephen Burks
Located in Brooklyn, NY
smoking lounge chair but also expresses something of the artistically absurd. The BD Bolon collaboration
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Leather

Grasso Armchair in Black Leather by BD Barcelona
Grasso Armchair in Black Leather by BD Barcelona
H 29.53 in W 34.65 in D 32.29 in
Grasso Stool in Black Leather with Blue Legs by BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Stephen Burks
Located in Brooklyn, NY
lounge chair but also expresses something of the artistically absurd. The BD Bolon collaboration
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Leather

Grasso Stool in Beige Leather with Dark Brown Legs by BD Barcelona
By Stephen Burks, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Brooklyn, NY
smoking lounge chair but also expresses something of the artistically absurd. The BD Bolon
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Chairs

Materials

Leather

Early Barcelona Coffee Table by Mies Van Der Rohe and Lily Reich for Knoll c1949
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
production, c1948-1952. Stainless steel "X" frame form also found in the Barcelona chair. KP (Knoll Products
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Modern Barcelona Chairs in the Style of Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature stylish chrome frames and tufted vinyl upholstery
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Late 20th Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Barcelona Lounge Chair With Ottoman By Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Barcelona chair and ottoman by Mies van der Rohe, fabricated in the 70's by Knoll
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Barcelona Lounge Chair With Ottoman By Knoll
Barcelona Lounge Chair With Ottoman By Knoll
H 29.53 in W 29.53 in D 29.53 in
Pair of Knoll Studio "Barcelona" Chairs - In Pale Leather
Located in Barrowford, GB
On offer on this occasion is a rare, identical, original pair of "Barcelona" Chairs, from the world
Category

2010s Chairs

Materials

Leather

C. 1960s Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Ottoman in Red Leather restored
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a circa 1960s production Barcelona stool or ottoman, produced by Knoll, with a leather seat
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Steel

Early Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brussels, BE
Early and rare "Barcelona" chair and ottoman designed by Mies van der rohe and manufactured by the
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

 Early Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe
 Early Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe
H 29.53 in W 29.53 in D 29.53 in
Mies Van Der Rohe Label Stamped Barcelona Table, Knoll Products, circa 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
1930. Chromed steel "X" frame form also found in the Barcelona chair. Authentic "KP" stamp on the
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Vintage 1970s Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Frida Chair in Solid Wood, Barcelona Brick and Green Upholstery
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
chair detailed and rich. An astonishing surprise, to perceive how embellished a space becomes when Frida
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Barcelona Lounge Chair by Knoll/MYC, 1970s
By Knoll
Located in PEGO, ES
Vintage original Barcelona armchair designed by Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll, ours was manufactured
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Chiado Lounge Chair with Barcelona Lotus and Gold
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Chiado Lounge chair is a comfortable chair with inviting curves and a comfortable soft seating
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Chiado Lounge Chair with Barcelona Lotus and Black
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Chiado Lounge chair is a comfortable chair with inviting curves and a comfortable soft seating
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Chiado Lounge Chair with Barcelona Lotus and White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Chiado Lounge chair is a comfortable chair with inviting curves and a comfortable soft seating
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair Italian Leather and Polished Steel Barcelona Lounge Chairs, 4 Available
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of iconic “Barcelona” chairs in the style of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Initially created for
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid Century Knoll Style Barcelona Chair Newly Upholstered in Brazilian Cow Hide
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Style Chair Custom Upholstered in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cowhide, Leather, Upholstery

Pair of Barcelona Style Lounge Chairs by Fascm International
By Fasem International
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of Barcelona style chairs date to the 1980s and were manufactured by Fascm
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Vintage Italian Black Leather & Chrome Barcelona Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of iconic vintage Barcelona chairs with high quality black leather cushions on a solid
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Vintage 1970s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pr. Barcelona Style Chairs by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of Barcelona style lounge chairs, designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel. Like the iconic
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Barcelona Chair & Footstool by Knoll International, Early 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Berlin, Berlin
. Original super vintage and patinated 'BARCELONA CHAIR' in brown leather. Chromed steel frame (Footstool
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Elephant Hide Grey Leather
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Danville, CA
Rare set of four, early Barcelona chairs in elephant hide grey leather. Some patina and visible
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

21 Century Red Gaulinetta Chair With Open Pore Lacquered Ash in Red Finish
By BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
21 Century Black Gaulinetta Chair With Open Pore Lacquered Ash in Red Finish Materials: Ash
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Hide, Ash

Antoni Gaudi Calvet Chair
By Antoni Gaudí, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Calvet chair designed by Antonio Gaudi manufactured in Barcelona by BD. Solid varnished oak
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2010s Spanish Jugendstil Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antoni Gaudi Calvet Chair
Antoni Gaudi Calvet Chair
H 37.01 in W 21.26 in D 20.48 in
21 Century Black Gaulinetta Chair With Open Pore Lacquered Ash in Black Finish
By BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
21 Century Black Gaulinetta chair with open pore Lacquered ash in black Finish Materials: Ash
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Hide, Ash

Antoni Gaudi Calvet Chair
By Antoni Gaudí, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Calvet chair designed by Antonio Gaudi manufactured in Barcelona by BD. Solid varnished oak
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2010s Spanish Jugendstil Chairs

Materials

Oak

Antoni Gaudi Calvet Chair
Antoni Gaudi Calvet Chair
H 37.01 in W 21.26 in D 20.48 in
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The Barcelona Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic the barcelona chair available at 1stDibs. Each the barcelona chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and animal skin. If you’re shopping for a the barcelona chair, we have 144 options in-stock, while there are 234 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect the barcelona chair — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A the barcelona chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in modern, mid-century modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made the barcelona chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Andrés Reisinger, Moooi and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are consistently popular.

How Much is a The Barcelona Chair?

A the barcelona chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,992, while the lowest priced sells for $280 and the highest can go for as much as $105,000.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

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Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

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Questions About The Barcelona Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Barcelona chair is a simple shape featuring a single curve bar to form the seat and another to form the back, with both intersecting at the center. A side profile of the chair will look like the letter ‘x’ with a curve. This simple design continues to be a favorite with home decor enthusiasts. Shop a range of Barcelona chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Barcelona chair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as seating for the King and Queen of Spain in case they visited the German Pavilion at the International Exposition of 1929. Browse 1stDibs to find an array of Barcelona chairs from top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The signature on a Barcelona chair is usually a stamp found on the base. In addition to the signature of Mies van der Rohe, the stamp typically includes an individual production number. You'll find a selection of expertly vetted Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The Barcelona chair is so popular for a couple of reasons. Many people prize the chair for its regal appearance. In its X-shaped structure, the Barcelona chair recalls the ancient folding stools of Egypt and Rome and was designed with swooping lines and a luxe contrast of materials between the chrome-plated frame and quilted leather cushions. Its minimalist design makes it a popular choice for professional settings like reception areas and offices. The chair also offers plenty of support and boasts durable, sturdy construction. Plus, many buyers appreciate the long history of the acclaimed chair, which was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, and debuted in 1929. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Barcelona chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The original Barcelona chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe featured ivory upholstery made of pigskin leather. Modern incarnations come in a wide range of upholstery colors and are available from Knoll Furniture. You'll find a variety of Barcelona chairs 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To spot an authentic Knoll Barcelona chair, first check the back cushion to make sure it retains its shape and doesn’t sag. The chair should be slightly taller than its steel frame and curved in shape. The upholstery should be excellent and even, with no signs of improper workmanship. For vintage chairs, look for a Knoll sticker or label on the bottom cushion. For chairs made after 1996, check for a “Knoll Studios” stamp on the frame. Shop authentic Knoll Barcelona chairs on 1stDibs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    The difference between a lounge chair and a chair is specificity. A chair is the general term for furniture typically designed to seat one person at a time, and there are many different kinds of chairs, including dining, accent and office chairs. Lounge chairs are another example of a specific type of chair. They are chairs with a footrest that allows you to elevate your feet while sitting. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To tell if a chair is an Eames chair, take a look under the seat or cushion. Authentic Eames lounge chairs are manufactured by Herman Miller and Vitra. If your Eames chair is a Herman Miller original, look for the legendary manufacturer’s specific logomarks on the product (these logomarks can be found on the company’s official website). There is also the manufacturing label, which is usually found under the seat or cushion (unless a former owner removed it). All of the classic Herman Miller designs are paired with a certificate of authenticity. Some designs may also have a medallion attached to certify their authenticity. You can then check trusted online resources to determine if the information on the label is correct for the style of chair (and more info on its construction is available on the official Eames website). You won’t see screws outside of the wood shells on an authentic Eames lounge chair, and prior to the 1970s, original vintage Eames lounge chairs were made with no more than five layers of plywood (during the 1970s, the chairs were made with seven layers). Find a variety of authentic Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    The difference between an accent chair and a dining chair comes down to function and design. An accent chair usually goes in a seating area, and makers craft them with comfort in mind. As a result, most accent chairs feature cushioning and upholstery and are characterized by generous proportions. The purpose of a dining chair is to provide a place to sit while enjoying a meal. Usually, dining chairs are lighter and smaller than accent chairs for easy maneuvering. While they may have padded seats and backrests, dining chairs generally aren't as abundantly cushioned as accent chairs. Explore a large selection of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A club chair is called a club chair because the accent chairs became popular in the interior décor of gentleman's clubs in France. The original name for the club chair is “fauteuil confortable," which translates to "comfortable chair." You'll find a collection of club chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    The difference between an Adirondack chair and a Muskoka chair can be easily explained in that garden armchairs are called Adirondack in the USA and Muskoka in Canada. While they both have short legs, bent reclining seats, wide armrests and high backs, the Adirondack chair is 2 inches higher from the floor and 2 inches wider. The Adirondack chair uses a flat yoke at the back while Muskoka might use curved yokes. Shop for an Adirondack chair or Muskoka chair on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The difference between a side chair and a Parsons chair is style. A side chair is a very commonly used dining chair. The form of a side chair may vary, but the constant is the lack of armrests to keep hands free for eating and to save space at the table. A Parsons chair is a type of side chair that features upholstery on the seat and back. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    There is no difference between a club chair and an armchair; a club chair is a type of armchair. An armchair is any chair with arms, while a club chair is a wide, comfortable type of armchair that is typically clad in leather and features thick upholstery. All club chairs are armchairs, but not all armchairs are club chairs. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of club chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The difference between a task chair and an executive chair is that most task chairs will have adjustable seat height as well as swivel and tilt functions. Task chairs are lightweight and mobile but are not intended for long periods of continuous use. Executive chairs are meant to be more comfortable and are usually designed with high backrests. An executive chair is intended for long periods of use compared to a task chair, which in some cases may be armless and isn’t going to provide the premium comfort that can be expected from an executive chair. Task chairs are also typically less expensive than executive chairs. Find a variety of antique, modern and contemporary task chairs and executive chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    The difference between a lounge chair and an accent chair pertains to purpose. Typically, a lounge chair is wider and deeper than an accent chair and tends to have a thicker cushion. These stylistic differences owe to the fact that lounge chairs are meant to provide luxurious, comfortable seating for long periods of time, while accent chairs are more often intended to add visual appeal to a living room. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of living room chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    The difference between an occasional chair and an accent chair comes down to usage. An occasional chair is a decorative chair that is placed in a room for its look rather than to function as an everyday seating solution. As a result, occasional chairs may be used infrequently. An accent chair is any decorative chair placed in a seating area. They can be used only occasionally or on a daily basis. Explore a wide variety of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    A recliner chair is an armchair that moves in such a way that a user can sit with their feet elevated. Usually controlled by a button or lever, the recliner mechanism simultaneously raises the footrest and tilts the backrest. Sofas, loveseats and sectionals may also include recliner functionality. Find a range of recliner chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    The function of a chair is to provide a place for a person to sit. In eating areas, chairs make it easy to gather around a table to enjoy a meal. A chair in a seating area allows a user to settle in and relax while reading, carrying on a conversation, watching television and performing other activities. Office chairs provide comfortable seating at desks. On 1stDibs, find a large selection of chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A Selig chair is a chair imported by or produced by Selig, an American furniture company. Selig created Danish-inspired chairs, sofas and other furnishings for the home that were cutting-edge, contemporary and airy. The brand was also among the first to introduce Scandinavian and European modern styles to Americans in the 1950s and 60s. The company imported and manufactured furniture known for its extraordinary design and style using high-quality, enduring and seductive materials. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Selig chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Timeless chairs are generally furnishings that are considered iconic designs and remain in demand year after year. These are objects that have been produced in multiples and have earned landmark status in design history. Examples of timeless chairs include the Eames lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames, the Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner, the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. Find a variety of antique, vintage and contemporary chairs on 1stDibs.

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