Barcelona Couch by Knoll
designed by Mies van der Rohe
The Barcelona Couch by Mies van der Rohe was introduced to the public at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. Immediately, it created a sensation. The structure of the couch and chairs, the purity and elegance of their composition, have come to define more than just modern furniture design, they represent the tenets of Modern architecture.
The Barcelona Couch is composed of a large metal square, well upholstered with leather and padding, welded together atop thin and slightly elongated legs of steel. Knoll is the only authorized and licensed manufacturer of the Barcelona Couch, and have been since 1953.
Strap Color Option: The straps that fasten the couch to the base are available in black leather or matching leather. We have found black to be the most popular leather color for the Barcelona Couch.
Materials & Measurements
Platform: African Sapele Mahogany hardwood frame. Wood has a dark or reddish-brown color and is covered by a protective clear lacquer finish. Cushion platform secures to frame with 11 cowhide leather straps over rubber webbing.
Legs: tubular steel in polished stainless steel finish
Upholstery: 72 individual panels are cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather and buttons produced from a single cowhide. Cushions are premium quality, fire retardant, high resilient urthane foam with down-like dacron polyester fiberfill
Overall: 25" h x 39" w x 78" d
Seat height: 15.35"
About The Manufacturer
Without question, one of the most significant designers of the modern era. Born in Germany in 1886, van der Rohe began a career in architecture and interior in an era that challenged traditional concepts of aesthetics and design. Rejected classical, cluttered notions of beauty, he was a proponent of clean, efficient lines expressed using industrial materials. This design movement gained ground after World War I, but Mies van der Rohe was forced to move to the United States in 1937 due to political pressure from the Nazis, who rejected his new ideas on art and architecture.
He took a position as head of architecture in Chicago at the Armour Institute of Technology, now known as the Illinois Institute of Technology. His career in the United States spanned 30 years and saw him create numerous standout buildings in the Chicago area. He is perhaps best remembered today for his inspiring furniture designs.
Shipping & Delivery
This item ships with Knoll's white glove delivery within the contiguous United States. Knoll uses a specialized logistics network that takes extra care of their products and ensures your order's safe arrival. Their white glove service includes delivery inside your home and into the room of your choice. The delivery personnel will bring the product into your home, assemble it, and dispose of the trash. Even though they might not wear white gloves, rest assured that you're getting the royal treatment.
One thing to note is that Knoll's shipping system does not have minute-by-minute tracking, but the agent will call you prior to delivery. They'll set up a date and time for delivery that works with your schedule.
Items under $1,200.00
This item comes with a $75 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping fee.
This item comes with a shipping charge of 6.5 percent of the merchandise value for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping charges.
Items over $9,200.00
This item comes with a $600 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove these shipping charges.
arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of order.
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Leather, upholstery, and finish are warranted for 3 years.
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