Barcelona Table by Knoll
17" Tall with Stainless Steel Base
designed by Mies van der Rohe
The Barcelona Table is the companion piece to one of the centuries epochal collections, the Barcelona Chairs. Designed by the iconic Mies van der Rohe, the Barcelona Table is every bit as impressive and lasting as the chairs. First unveiled eighty years ago at the Barcelona Exposition, the Barcelona Table has been in production ever since, a testament to its value and enduring popularity. They represent the process and look of Modern furniture, and rocketed Mies van der Rohe to the front of the line when it came to furniture design.
To guarantee the authenticity of the Barcelona Table, Knoll has had the signature of Mies van dere Rohe stamped into the frame of every table. Knoll has received trademark protection for the designs created by Mies van der Rohe, a Barcelona table not manufactured by Knoll is a counterfeit.
Construction notes: Top features a thick, clear polished plate glass with 1/8" beveled edge. Clear glass option has a slight green tint. Starphire glass has a low iron content, giving it a crystal quality, making it more clear and luminous than regular glass.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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.