To celebrate the anniversary of the Bauhaus, where Mies van der Rohe was the director from 1930 until the closing of the school in 1933, Knoll focuses on the iconic Barcelona® Chair designed by Mies himself, presenting a limited-edition version. Only 365 pieces will be produced in 2019, one for every day of the year, certified and numbered to commemorate the centennial of the Bauhaus and the close connection between Knoll and the foundations of its outstanding design.
One of the most recognised objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement, the Barcelona Chair is a tribute to the marriage of design and craftsmanship.
Structure: in black chrome flat spring steel, handground and polished to a mirror finish. Cushion support straps in thick cowhide, attached with aluminium rivets.
Straps: in the same shade as the Bauhaus leather, the straps have sides and edges dyed to match.
Upholstery: 40 individual panels for the chair and 16 for the stool are all hand-cut, stitched and tufted with buttons, and are produced from a single cowhide. The cushions are in fire-retardant variable density foam covered in polyester fibre for greater comfort and upholstered exclusively in premium quality leather.
Note: Only 365 examples of the Barcelona Limited Edition armchair have been produced, all with a serial number and special stamp on the structure to mark the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. The Armchair is provided with a certificate of authenticity.