“Fit for a King.”
Designed not to be a chair, but a “monumental object” for display at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition (aka the World Fair), the Barcelona Chair was used as a throne for King Alfonso XIII at the exhibition’s opening ceremonies. It became famous overnight.
In “From Bauhaus to Our House,” Tom Wolfe mused that owning a Barcelona chair was a necessity and right of passage for young architects if they were serious about their craft.
In popular culture, James Bond owns one in Casino Royale, as does Tony Starke in Iron Man 2.
It has featured in the TV Series Suits and in feature films such as Tron: Legacy, Batman vs Superman, American Psycho and Justice League
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The seat has the width of nearly two standard chairs, giving a feeling of space and stateliness. The cantilevered frame and characteristic leather straps give way slightly under the weight of the individual and together with the 150 mm thick urethane sponge, comfort is a given. The low seat height, slanted slightly backward, allows the individual to relax and unwind.
Frame: Chrome plated stainless steel
Chair upholstery: Supple top-grain Italian leather – this is a natural product and variance may occur
Chair padding: 150mm thick urethane foam cushions
Ottoman frame: Chrome plated stainless steel
Ottoman upholstery: Supple top-grain Italian leather. Leather is a natural product – some variation may occur
Ottoman padding: 150mm urethane foam cushion
Seat Height: 43cm
Carrying capacity: 130kg
Weight as shipped: 23kg
Leather: Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless rubber (eraser). Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.
Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.
Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.
Metal: Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth.