child's barcelona chair & stool

child's barcelona chair & stool

Design Mies van der Rohe, 1929
Chromed frame, leather panels
Made in USA by Knoll

Created for the ones we love, knoll kids™ is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. Each piece reflects Knoll's belief in the utility of modern design and commitment to quality.

Designed in 1930 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a companion-sized Barcelona chair and stool have been developed to accompany the tried-and-true classic. The child's Barcelona chair and stool are 80% scale of the original and available with a chrome frame. A Signature KnollStudio design, produced to Mies' original specifications and exclusive manufacturing and sales rights accorded to Knoll by the designer in 1953. Each piece has the KnollStudio logo and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's signature stamped into the frame.

Seat and back cushions adapt to fit curve of frame. Chrome frame is hand-buffed to a mirror finish. Panels and buttons are crafted from a single hide and Individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted. Straps are laminated to match selected leather.

child's barcelona chair: 24" w | 24" d | 25" h | seat: 14" h
child's barcelona stool: 19" w | 18" d | 12" h | seat: 12" h

Child's barcelona chair & stool: $6,787.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-10 weeks for your chair to be created and shipped to your location)

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

German-American Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 ľ 1969) commonly known as Mies, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture, alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. He sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. His buildings made use of modern materials and he strived towards a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of free-flowing open space. He is often associated with the aphorisms "less is more" and "God is in the details". Mies designed pieces that have become popular classics, such as the Barcelona chair and table, the Brno chair, and the Tugendhat chair. His furniture is known for fine craftsmanship, a mix of traditional luxurious fabrics, like leather, combined with modern chrome frames, and a distinct separation of the supporting structure and the supported surfaces, often employing cantilevers to enhance the feeling of lightness created by delicate structural frames. He collaborated closely with interior designer and companion Lilly Reich.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuerĺs seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.
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