Sunday, March 20, 2011

Barcelonas on Marion Street


Mies van der Rohe on Marion Street
Photo & Text © 2011 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
I love classic chair design and happened upon a seating arrangement of four copies of the Mies van der Rohe "Barcelona" chair in the lobby of a building on Marion Street. I've heard he based his design on an Egyptian folding chair. It was introduced at the International Exposition in Barcelona in 1929. I like the design not only for its timeless elegant lines, but because it is truly comfortable seating.

9 comments:

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Legs like these reminds me of those chairs that sometimes folded up on out of place fingers and make them turn blue and then black with falling off nails.

Sailor said...

Beautiful picture.

Kate said...

Interesting post because I, too, have just been noticing vintage chairs and designer furniture. I'll have to look up this one now.

Kate said...

PS. I've had fun googling this chair and the architect this am since seeing your post.

Halcyon said...

I always wanted a barcelona chair. (Sigh)

J@makehappyblog.com said...

Wow... Great light.

Virginia said...

I want those two chairs this minute!
V

Sunshine said...

Beautiful Picture

Gunn said...

A great shot!
I guess they are not cheap, but they do look very comfortable....