Barcelona Stool

Whether placed in front of a Barcelona Chair, or standing alone, the Barcelona Stool exudes a simple elegance that epitomizes Mies van der Rohe's most famous maxim - "less is more".

£3,012.00

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Product Description

As a rising figure of the modernist movement, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was selected to design the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. Through masterful proportioning and planning, Mies created a rhythmic and entirely unprecedented space, which elevated industrial-age materials to a level of grace never before achieved. Inside, Mies included chairs and stools conceived as a resting place for the King and Queen of Spain. Determined to create a chair worthy of royalty, Mies is thought to have based the designs, with their signature crisscross frames, on the campaign chairs of Ancient Rome. Mies: “I feel that it must be possible to harmonize the old and new in our civilization.”

Although the Barcelona Pavilion only stood for seven months, it is recognized as a defining achievement of modern architecture, as are the accompanying Barcelona Chairs (although the King and Queen reportedly never sat in them). Mies, a close friend and mentor to Florence Knoll during her time at the Illinois Institute of Technology, formally granted Knoll the production rights to the Barcelona Chair and Stool in 1953. The designs immediately became a signature of the Knoll brand and have been built to Mies van der Rohe’s exacting standards ever since.

Materials & Finishes

The polish steel frame is hand-buffed and hand-finished to a mirror finish. The cushions are upholstered with 16 individual panels cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted from a single hide. Side and edges of upholstery straps are dyed to match specified upholstery colour.

Dimensions

W 59 x D 59.5 x H 39 cm

Delivery Times

2-4 weeks

Additional Information

Not all Knoll Furniture is available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London-based showroom where we have an array of Knoll Furniture on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.

Authenticity

The Knoll logo and signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are stamped into the leg.

Year of design

1929

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FURNITURE SMALL DELIVERY

Production time for this item is 2-4 weeks.

Our small furniture delivery service offers delivery right to your front door (if the destination is an apartment, flat or complex, the order will be delivered inside the entrance to the building) for £45.00.

Our preferred courier service will be used for most smaller orders and you can rest assured that your parcel will be trackable at every stage.

The typical delivery window is 3-5 working days from the time your items arrive at our warehouse (please note that many of our products have lead times associated with them which can be clearly seen on the product page).

All items purchased that are in stock will be sent out to you within 1 to 2 working days. All orders placed after 2pm (GMT) for in-stock items will be processed the next working day.

If you have ordered multiple items, we will send these out to you in one delivery as soon as they all arrive at the warehouse and they have been quality checked.

*Small furniture deliveries do not include assembly or unpacking. 


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BUY & COLLECT

Place and pay for your order online and we’ll deliver it to our main showroom in Hatch End ready for your collection.

We’ll contact you when your order is available; for in stock items this is within 5 days of your order date, items not held in stock will be within 5 working days of arrival at our warehouse (see product page for indicative lead times).

Remember to bring your confirmation email with you as proof of purchase.

Please note, large items, such as sofas and large tables, are excluded from our Click & Collect service. If you have any question regarding this service, please call our Customer Service team on 020 8421 1779 (Non UK: +44 (0)20 8421 1779) or e-mail us: customerservices@chaplins.co.uk

Services

INTERIOR DESIGN

Our design team offers planning and colour advice on free standing and fitted furniture to help demonstrate how our products can be best used in your living space.

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

Our experienced delivery and installation team know how to handle furniture and realise the value and importance of each piece.

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Our price promise guarantees that you will get the best value for money without having to compromise on quality and service.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

We specialise in supplying high-end furniture and lighting to architects, interior designers and residential clients all over the world.

PRODUCT HIRE

We hold stock of the very best in modern furniture and lighting for use on photo shoots, TV commercials, films, music videos and events.

Please contact our showroom on 020 8421 1779 for further information on any of the services above.

About Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who’s father owned a stonemasonry, was able to start his career working for his dads company. He followed an apprenticeship under the furniture designer Bruno Paul’s lead in Berlin. His work at the office of architect Peter Behrens anticipated the modern movement for contemporary furniture.

Ludwig then built his own office in Berlin, 1912. Followed by becoming a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and the Director of the Bauhaus.

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About Knoll

Knoll believes in creating powerful interiors that resonate creativity and comfort. Their iconic furniture has captured the imagination of international designers since their inception in 1938 and has been used ever since to reconnect people to their work, families and creative goals. Collaborations with Florence Knoll and Lella Vignelli have earned their spot in design legend, and are included a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Whether its for the office, the home or the garden, Knoll are masters of all materials. Explore their entire collection online and instore with Chaplins.

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About Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who’s father owned a stonemasonry, was able to start his career working for his dads company. He followed an apprenticeship under the furniture designer Bruno Paul’s lead in Berlin. His work at the office of architect Peter Behrens anticipated the modern movement for contemporary furniture.

Ludwig then built his own office in Berlin, 1912. Followed by becoming a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and the Director of the Bauhaus.

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About Knoll

Knoll believes in creating powerful interiors that resonate creativity and comfort. Their iconic furniture has captured the imagination of international designers since their inception in 1938 and has been used ever since to reconnect people to their work, families and creative goals. Collaborations with Florence Knoll and Lella Vignelli have earned their spot in design legend, and are included a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Whether its for the office, the home or the garden, Knoll are masters of all materials. Explore their entire collection online and instore with Chaplins.

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