Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich in 1929, the iconic Barcelona Chair integrates easily in modernist, contemporary designs. I do not know if you had the chance to browse our previous posts on chairs, but this one is one of the most versatile item in the last decades. Slim, but generous, looking ‘affordable’, but targeting high-end interiors in the same time, the piece summaries Mies van der Rohe’s most famous maxim–“less is more.”–with grace. As architects used to mock about it, the iconic Barcelona Chair has become a symbol of good taste and know-how among professionals. Available in two different steel configurations, the item produced by Knoll Inc fits amazingly in contemporary villas, artsy apartments or generous terraces. Explore our collection!
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The Iconic Barcelona Chairs furnishing In-Between Spaces
You know those corridors, hallways or transitional spaces that need to communicate with both sides? You sometimes find yourself lost in a very difficult dilemma: should I pay attention to the living room I see nearby or to the open kitchen exposed on the other side? Thus, a rather ‘invisible’ crossover is needed when you step in. Look how easily these 4 Barcelona Chairs accommodate here, offering space for a comfy break or a welcoming chat. Paired with a transparent glass table, these chairs create an elegant setup for the transitional passage of this villa. As you can easily see, glass is a recurrent material. Glass parapets for the stairs, a completely transparent wall closing the dining room and a clear coffee table.photo source]
Iconic Barcelona Chair for a King Size Bedroom
As you can easily see, this generous bedroom features a welcoming terrace overlooking the city. The room welcomes a clear aesthetic with a natural color palette. Grey, beige, light brown and an infusion of bright white. Nothing more, nothing less. Floor to ceiling transparent glass walls assure a smooth communication between exterior and interior. Moreover, the room looks wider and brighter. By contrast, introduce generous vases with greenery. Plants and flowers enliven the space in no time. Look how marvelous light comes in all day long!photo source]
Black Leather Barcelona Chairs For Welcoming Areas
A pair of two iconic Barcelona chairs in the hallway adds style and elegance. They are slim, modern and perfectly fit. Moreover, the red carpet nearby brings contrast and dynamism. The transparent glass table in the middle works like a point of stability. Actually, this setup recalls classic symmetry and distinguished harmony. Perfect for a sumptuous welcoming hall, these Barcelona chairs introduce a relaxed feel in any contemporary crib.photo source]
How to Furnish the Space Under the Staircase
We have to admit that this is quite a challenge. Most of the cabinets or shelves available in stores need adjustments or additional fixtures if you want to furnish the space under the staircase. This sais, if you do not need the space desperately, you can simply create a leisure corner under the staircase. The image above depicts a coffee corner featuring two Iconic Barcelona chairs and a light iron table. It can also be of glass, vintage copper or gilded with a thin gold leaf. Place a floor vase nearby and you will enliven the space immediately.photo source]
Modern Living Room With an Artsy Touch
However the costs, art is worth bothering. This assembly of Barcelona chairs and the comfy chaise lounge accommodate perfectly in the generous living room. An oversized painting supervises the space, inviting the guests to a dreamy landscape. You can enjoy a coffee or a tea with your guests while diving into this wonderful landscape. A window glass box allows light to flow smoothly all day long.photo source]
Modern Rustic: Iconic Barcelona Chair And Traditional Carpets
Mixing rustic with modern represents a real provocation. You have to feel the atmosphere and make sure all the elements live in harmony. If you are a beginner, you should take it step by step. For example, arrange the chairs and the table. Bring the traditional carpets inside and try several setups. Do not look for accessories yet. Pay attention to the natural lighting and find the corners where you would like to enjoy plenty of it. Intense luminosity does not work for all of us. You may want to explore dramatic contrasts of shadow and light or, perhaps, draw back in gloomy corners. Then, allow you a few moments of analysis so to find the perfect decorative items. Exotic statues, wooden sculpture, clay vases, vivid textiles and many more.photo source]
Octopus Chandelier For A Concrete Interior
It sometimes feels quite business, but we do love its rough, masculine touch. Concrete interiors are high end nowadays. Their grey finish and rough textures connect the inhabitants with their ancestral roots. Sometimes unconsciously, these natural materials work like invisible channels for our mind and spirit. What is the best receipt in concrete interiors? First of all, I would focus on height. You do need some space to leave the walls and the wires exposed. Secondly, discreet touches of warmth. Light, candles or pendants match perfectly. The octopus chandelier in the picture above is like a drama queen. Imposing, radiant and supervising. :-)photo source]
Cowhide Rugs and Barcelona Chairs
They are a match, indeed. Opt for Barcelona Chairs in brown or black leather and you will have an exquisite interior. Nonetheless, rely on wood insertions so to recall the spirit of nature inside. Cowhide rugs are usually support for coffee tables, but you can also throw them on a white comfy sofa or a generous chaise in the living room. Exotic sculptures and hand made jewellery add personality to those interiors. Here and there, play with tones of orange and red so to have contrasting spots in the living room. Greenery refreshes the atmosphere constantly. Opt for vases with flowers or a minimalist bamboo ‘woodside’ by the wall.photo source] photo source] photo source] photo source] photo source] photo source] photo source] photo source] photo source]
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