Montage: The Barcelona Chair

I seem to have a thing for chairs, especially mid-century modern ones. I can’t stop collecting photographs of them. I’ve  already done a montage of the Bertoia diamond chair, and I’ve been hording images of the Eames lounge, the Saarinen tulip chair, and the Panton chair. Today I must be feeling a bit subdued  (summer’s not my season) since I’ve chosen Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair. It’s an absolute classic, obviously, and works pretty much anywhere, but interestingly, as you’ll see, almost all the interiors that include the chair (or chairs, as they’re most often seen in pairs) are rather quiet, neutral, formal even, in the strict modern sense. I don’t particularly lust after the Barcelona chair, though I would love a Barcelona daybed upholstered in white leather. Anyway, here’s what I found:







And, my favorite, the Barcelona daybed in white . . .


Credits: Apartment Therapy-Nina in NYC; photographer Jason Madera; Shoot Factory; Kara Mann Design; Apartment Therapy-residence in Johannesberg; California Home + Design; GF; GF; GF; Rebecca Bradley; Light Locations; photographer Pierre-Jean Verger; Domino; Elle Decoration; Domino; Living Etc., Joseph Dirand; Bolig Magasinet; Gamota residence in Lexington, MA; Shoot Factory; M Design; Inspace; Apartment Therapy; photographer Tom Baker; Skona Hem; David Netto.


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4 Responses to Montage: The Barcelona Chair

  1. I love this chair, it looks great in any room. I need to save my pennies for one of my own 🙂

  2. I’ve had a crush on the Barcelona chair for so many years. I even wrote a paper about them for a design fundamentals class once. My grandparents had a set on their sun porch when I was growing up and they became my favorite spot for book reading when we would pay them a visit. Definitely on my wish list…

  3. needspark

    Gorgeous pics and great post. Thanks!

  4. I choose this type of chair; it looks nice when I use it in any room.

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