Incorporating his signature stylized cross form, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Table (1930) expresses a clarity of form and materials that is immediately recognizable. The regal simplicity of the table's base is finely executed atop rests a .75" glass tabletop. The seamless, single-piece construction of the base ensures precision and durability. Originally designed for the Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, the table is often paired with the Barcelona Chair for their stylistic parallels. Absolute in its elegance, this classic design continues to refresh contemporary environments. The polished chrome frame is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. The Barcelona Collection is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc. The Barcelona Table is manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Glass top made in U.S.A. Base made in Italy.
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Clear, polished plate glass with 1/8" beveled edge and slight green tint;bar stock steel with hand-ground and hand-buffed chrome finish.
The modern city, with its towers of glass and steel, can be at least in part attributed to the influence of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Equally significant, if smaller in scale, is Mies' daring design of furniture, pieces that exhibit an unerring sense of proportion, as well as minimalist forms and exquisitely refined details. In fact, his chairs have been called architecture in miniature exercises in structure and materials that achieve an extraordinary visual harmony as autonomous pieces and in relation to the interiors for which they were designed.
Mies van der Rohe began his career in architecture in Berlin, working as an architect first in the studio of Bruno Paul and then, like Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, for Peter Behrens. In 1927, a housing project called Weissenhof Siedlung in Stuttgart, Germany, would bring these names together again. Widely believed to be one of the most notable projects in the history of modern architecture, it includes buildings by Gropius, Corbu, Behrens, Mies and others. Read more >