Interior designers are always looking for great chairs to make their work stand out. The thing with designing your home purely to make it look good can mean you end up with a couple of impractical things. Take chairs for example. Special designer chairs often look good and make your home feel cozy.
The history of the Barcelona chair
A good example of a fashionable and comfortable chair that can be used to enhance any living room, lounge or bedroom is Barcelona designer chair. This chair was designed by Ludwig Meis van der Rohe in 1929 for the Spanish King Alfonso XIII. The original chair was upholstered in luxurious white leather and fitted with a steel frame that made it sturdy but also gives the chair a contemporary and regal look.
Later versions were fitted with a chrome frame to add to its beauty. The Barcelona designer chair has been reinterpreted and reproduced by a lot of furniture makers over the years, but it has kept is luxurious form and structure.
Chairs that were made before the end World War II have become sought after collectors’ items valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. Buying an authentic Weiss van der Rohe knoll might be expensive, but it is a good investment. These chairs have proven that they do not lose their value with time, especially since they fit any time of interior design style.
Why should you buy a Barcelona chair?
1. It goes with everything
A Barcelona chair is easy to mesh with other furniture. Barcelona chairs go with everything. It is one of the most adaptable chairs ever made.
2. It is sturdy
The thin legs are deceiving. At first glance it does not look like the chair can withstand the weight of an adult without buckling but the fact that the legs are connected to the frame makes them strong enough and durable.
3. It is firm and soft
The Barcelona chair has two cushions covered with soft yet durable leather. The seat and backrest cushions are filled with memory foam which hugs the counts of your body and keeps the chair looking as firm as possible.
A lot of people like the look and feel of a Barcelona chair, but many people balk at the cost. Don’t despair if you cannot afford an original Barcelona chair; there are a lot of replicas on the market that look just as great. Although it can be hard to compare the quality of a handmade chair to one that comes off an industrial assembly, some replicas are quite decent.