Mies van der Rohe Style: Exhibition Chair

Inspired By: Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair

Base Price: $1,690.00
Price as Configured: $1,690.00
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  • Standard Leather Choices:
    L101- Arctic White L103- Polar White L115- Parchment L124- Earth Tan L131- Cocoa Brown L135- Java Brown L139- Charcoal Gray L143- Standard Black L147- Standard Red
    Premium Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L203- Alpine White L213- Buff Tan L215- Sandstone L219- Driftwood Tan L224- Terra Brown L227- Golden Tan L229- Taupe L231- Saddle Brown L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L239- Cloud Gray L244- Premium Black L247- Premium Red
     
Item No.: MC-1001

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Key Features:
  • Dimensions: 30.5w x 31.5d x 31h
  • Polished Stainless Steel Frame made in USA
  • Hand rolled welting between the buttons
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Choice of leather colors
This is a high quality chair inspired by the iconic chair originally created for the Pavilion of German Representation at the 1929 Universal Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.

Our Exhibition chair was inspired by the Mies van der Rohe lounge chair known the world over as the "Barcelona Chair" Shown here with Espresso Brown leather, our frame is constructed from premium #304 grade solid bar stock stainless steel, 12mm thick. All joints are fully welded, sealed, and seamless. The frame is hand-polished to a mirror-like finish. Four snaps attach the back cushion to the frame; 2 snaps and a belt attach the bottom cushion to the frame. For an extra charge, we can powder coat the frame in one of our 8 standard colors or specify your own.

The cushion surfaces consist of 40 individual top-grain leather panels; each piece is cut and hand-sewn using a hand-rolling welting technique not found in other similar chairs on the market. The seat and back cushions are filled with high resilient - high density polyurethane foam that is CAL117 flame test rated. The cushions are supported by leather straps riveted to the frame and whose top and side edges match upholstery color. Front and top corners of the cushions have no exposed seams. Buttons are about the size of a dime and are made with the same leather as the cushions. 

Compared to the other similar chairs on the market, ours is much more comfortable and better made. Please read our Buyers Guide for Mies Barcelona Chair for more details on our chair.

Dimensions:
Overall: 30.5w x 31.5d x 31h
Seat Interior: 30.5w x 18d
Seat Height: 17.5h
Weight: 49lbs


Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Top-Grain Italian Leathers. Each of the these groupings feature:
  • Top-grain Italian leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • Have a UV and Moisture Guard built into the dye
  • Are not split hides or bonded leather
We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.


Below are the leather colors we offer for our Barcelona Collection. Our Standard Leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, aniline-dyed, and then color corrected with a slight embossing to create a more uniform grain pattern. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. All our leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer.

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Standard Leathers (Top Grain - Textured)

Premium Leathers (Top Grain - Smooth)

Who makes the best Mies van der Rohe-inspired barcelona chair? To help you decide, we wrote this comparison guide to highlight 4 popular sellers of this iconic chair - the primary contenders if you will - so you can compare them detail for detail. Of course, while we may seem biased, we still feel this guide clearly demonstrates how our interpretation of the Barcelona Chair is truly one the best on the market. Click here to read to the complete review and comparison guide for the Modern Classics Barcelona Chair .

Some Key Points to consider:
  • We weld and polish our frame right here in Bellingham Washington, which closely matches the original brand;
  • We sourced and designed our own leather colors from Italian tanneries;
  • We closely adhere to the sewing details of the original brand such as hand-sewn welting (piping), dime-sized leather buttons, angled cushions and stainless steel snaps.
  • We assembly the components for this model in Bellingham WA; and
  • We offer customizing options such as powder coated frames and customer's provided leather

Summary Chart: Modern Classics vs. Competition

Feature Modern Classics Design Within Reach Low Priced Versions
Exhibition (Barcelona) Chair $ 1,690 $ 8,738 $ 899
Overall Rating
5.00 out of 5
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Chair Dimensions
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Upholstery Materials
5.00 out of 5
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Chair Frame
5.00 out of 5
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Chair Cushion
4.00 out of 5
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Strap and Snaps
5.00 out of 5
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Custom Options
5.00 out of 5
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QUICKSHIP ITEMS

Exhibition Chair - Arctic White Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 3
Exhibition Chair - Polar White Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 13
Exhibition Chair - Parchment Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 7
Exhibition Chair - Earth Tan Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 9
Exhibition Chair - Cocoa Brown Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 6
Exhibition Chair - Java Brown Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 6
Exhibition Chair - Charcoal Gray Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 7
Exhibition Chair - Standard Black Leather
$1,690.00
Qty In Stock: 9
Exhibition Chair - Standard Red Leather
$1,690.00
Preorder: [Takes 12 Weeks]
Exhibition Chair - Porcelain White Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 2
Exhibition Chair - Alpine White Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 10
Exhibition Chair - Beige White Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 7
Exhibition Chair - Premium Parchment Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 8
Exhibition Chair - Driftwood Tan Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 12
Exhibition Chair - Terra Brown Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 5
Exhibition Chair - Golden Tan Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 8
Exhibition Chair - Honey Tan Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 1
Exhibition Chair - Saddle Brown Leather
$1,890.00
Preorder:
Exhibition Chair - Espresso Brown Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 7
Exhibition Chair - Navy Blue Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 4
Exhibition Chair - Cloud Gray Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 4
Exhibition Chair - Premium Shiny Black Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 7
Exhibition Chair - Premium Black Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 20
Exhibition Chair - Premium Red Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 4
Exhibition Chair - Khaki Tan Leather
$1,890.00
Qty In Stock: 3
Date: 5/23/2024 1:42:14 PM