Vitra Miniature MR 90 Barcelona Chair

Vitra Miniatures Collection.
Miniature scale model of Mies van der Rohe's MR 90 Barcelona Chair. 
Model MR 90 Barcelona Chair was designed in 1929 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe specifically for the German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona, held on the Montjuïc. The chair was initially intended as seating for the king and queen of Spain, while the stool was intended to accommodate their attendants.

Mies looked to the throne-like form of the sella curulis for inspiration. Demonstrating Mies van der Rohe's architectural background, the Barcelona Chair is a considered blend of aesthetics and physics, the curved steel frame taking the weight of the user effortlessly while maintaining the 'less is more' principle that underpinned all of his work.

Seen from the side, the Barcelona chair is supported on each side by two intersecting chrome-plated, S-shaped flat steel bars, one forming the chair's back and front legs, the other forming the seat and back legs. Mies van der Rohe used leather straps to suspend leather-covered cushions from the steel frame. Each cushion is made of 20 individual panels, which are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted with leather and buttons produced from a single cowhide.
The Barcelona chair frame was initially designed to be bolted together, but was redesigned in 1950 using stainless steel, which allowed the frame to be formed by a seamless piece of metal, giving it a smoother appearance.
Please allow between 1 - 5 weeks for delivery. For delivery time estimate, please email us at info@vertigohome.us
 
  • Design: Mies van der Rohe
  • Year: 1929
  • Material: Stainless steel, brown leather.
  • Dimensions: scale 1:6, 5" x 5" x 5"


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