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Barcelona Ottoman

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If you think your bum is worthy of a seat fit for a king, you might consider parking it in the Barcelona Ottoman. This icon of “Modern Classical style,” painstakingly constructed of deeply tufted leather and gleaming stainless steel, was actually designed for royalty – created to provide seating for the King and Queen of Spain at Barcelona’s 1929 World’s fair.

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Barcelona Ottoman: Red Full Aniline Italian Leather

Red Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery

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Barcelona Ottoman: Espresso Full Aniline Italian Leather

Espresso Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Barcelona Ottoman: Blue Full Aniline Italian Leather

Blue Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Barcelona Ottoman: White Full Aniline Italian Leather

White Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) Back in stock January 2015

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Barcelona Ottoman in ash full aniline Italian leather

Ash Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery

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Barcelona Ottoman: Black Full Aniline Italian Leather

Black Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery

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Barcelona Ottoman: Claret Full Aniline Italian Leather

Claret Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery

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Barcelona Ottoman: Ivory Full Aniline Italian Leather

Ivory (off-white) Full Aniline Italian Leather £418.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery available

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Barcelona Ottoman: Vintage Brown Full Aniline Italian Leather

Vintage Brown Full Aniline Italian Leather £445.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery

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Barcelona Ottoman in grey full aniline Italian leather

Grey Full Aniline Italian Leather £445.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Barcelona Ottoman: Antique Brown Full Aniline Italian Leather

Antique Brown Full Aniline Italian Leather £500.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery available

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Barcelona Ottoman: Buckskin Tan Full Aniline Italian Leather

Buckskin Tan Full Aniline Italian Leather £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Barcelona Ottoman: Old Chestnut  Full Aniline Italian Leather

Old Chestnut Full Aniline Italian Leather £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Barcelona Ottoman: Cream Full Aniline Italian Leather

Cream Full Aniline Italian Leather £558.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery available. Made in Italy

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Barcelona Ottoman: Claret Full Aniline Italian Leather

Bordeaux Full Aniline Italian Leather £558.00 (inc VAT) Available direct from Italy under 2 weeks

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Barcelona Ottoman: Old Oak  Full Aniline Italian Leather

Old Oak Full Aniline Italian Leather £558.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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The Full Story

While it is said the royal behinds never did rest on van der Rohe’s creation, the Barcelona Chair caused a sensation that has lasted for nearly eight decades. Today, it is still a “must have” piece in the homes of wealthy aficionados, as well as architects and designers. The Barcelona was even honoured with the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977.

Famed Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe and his partner Lilly Reich based the Barcelona Chair on the campaign and folding chairs of the Pharaohs and Romans, bringing a modern yet timeless flair to this ancient and regal design. The chair served as a centerpiece of the German Pavilion at the International Exhibition, which van der Rohe also designed. Germany was in the midst of a resurgence, after the devastation of World War I, and design and architecture was a huge part of the nation’s “comeback”. van der Rohe’s pavilion was a success, and his chair was the talk of the design world.

The Barcelona Chair has been in production for almost 80 years since, with very few changes distinguishing it from the first version. Originally designed before the advent of stainless steel and seamless ground welding, the frame was designed to be bolted together. However, in 1950, with the development of stainless steel, van der Rohe re-designed the chair with a seamless metal frame. Cowhide replaced the expensive pigskin used in the original chair. But other than that, the Barcelona chairs manufactured today are exactly as they were in 1929. Modern. Timeless. In a word, perfect.

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