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In his 1981 book about modern architecture, From Bauhaus to Our House, Tom Wolfe mocked the Barcelona chair as the Platonic ideal of chair, and wrote that, despite its high price, owning one had become a necessity for young architects: When you saw the holy object on the sisal rug, you knew you were in a household where a fledgeling architect and his young wife had sacrificed everything to bring the symbol of the godly mission into their home.

Minimalist living room & Barcelona chairs

Info

Date

Villa Tugendhat

1929

Props

Design: van der Rohe

  • Height 74cm
  • Width 75cm
  • Depth 75cm
  • Weight 28kg

Price

Knoll

$ 5429

Design

Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.
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