As a rule, good things do last. We still watch the plays of Shakespeare, and listen to Bach and Mozart. The minimalist design revolution of the 1920’s has also lasted. This started in the Bauhaus in Germany. It was then carried forward by designers and architects like Miles van der Rohe. One piece of furniture remains as fresh now as it did in 1929, when it was exhibited at the Barcelona Expo. That is the Barcelona Chair. However, buying this chair is not a problem. Vintage Leather Barcelona chair prices are quite affordable. You do not have to be a specialist collector to buy this chair.
The Barcelona Chair was a unique collaboration between Miles van der Rohe and Lilly Reich.
The phrase “less is more“ is attributed to Miles van der Rohe. Office and modern building designs everywhere, still owe their origins to this architect. He helped innovate the use of the steel “I” beam and modern material which still dominates today. His expertise in the use of steel is seen in the Barcelona Chair. The whole form consists simply of a pair of two steel arcs. These were bolted together at first, but were replaced by welded stainless steel, which is the case with this modern version, using a strong grade of 304 stainless steel.
Lilly Reich’s expertise was in textiles. She used pig skin which was ivory coloured. This version uses semi-aniline leather. It is available in the following colours: vintage tan, vintage brown, vintage chestnut, along with black, white cognac brown and tan. In order to match any interior design, and allowing for 12 weeks, the following colours can also be supplied: red, blue, pale blue, green, espresso and maroon.
Even though this may be an iconic design, Vintage Leather Barcelona chair prices are not excessive. Consequently this love seat price should not burn too much of a hole in any one’s pocket. Vintage Leather Barcelona chair prices are set at affordable prices.
Developments in modernist design shifted from Europe to the United States in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Probably helped by material developments during World War 2, there were further innovations in material technology.
Harry Bertoi had a background as a sculptor and furniture designer. He worked with Charles and Ray Eames in the 1940’s, and later with Hans and Florence Knoll. The result of working with these two partnerships were the Harry Bertoi wire bar stool, the Diamond Stool and the Bertoi Wire Side Chair.
The use of wire in a chair was a unique conception. The wire mesh matches the contours of anyone sitting on it. This is a very “ergonomic” chair.
In this version of the Bertoi Wire Bar Stool on offer, the wire mesh is made from stainless steel. There is a chrome finish and black cushions are added. This chair is both highly functional but also quite sculptural.
The Diamond Stool is shaped like a shell, again using metal mesh on a firm metal base with plastic and a black upholstered seat.
The Harry Bertoi Side Chair consists of a “sculpted” wire mesh chair, again using stainless steel mesh, plus a chrome finish and a choice of either brown, white or black cushions.
Again, a Harry Bertoia wire chair price is set at a reasonable level. Check your choices and see which one is perfect for your room and your price.