Friday, October 12, 2007

Beautiful Modern Barcelona Chair

I recently went to a friend’s house when she had a housewarming party. Her husband is a famous architect so it was no surprise that their house was filled with all kinds of interesting and modern designer furniture. One of my favourites was a Barcelona Chair proudly displayed in their living room. Her husband told me that it is a signature piece specially designed by the famous Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe for the Barcelona World Fair of 1929. It is a very popular chair amongst architects and according to him, many young architects would actually scrimp and save just to own a Barcelona chair! Apparently even TV shows and programmes have sometimes used it on their sets of modern furniture. It was a really comfortable chair that comes with a nice little ottoman to rest your feet on. Its simple chrome and leather finishings give a really lovely modern touch to any home. It’s amazing that its classical design has never gone out of style since 1929 and even people today are still buying the Barcelona chair to proudly display in their homes. That truly is a work of art!

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