Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Want: Barcelona Chair, Stools & Couch

I've been coveting the Barcelona chair, stool and couch for as long as I can remember.  Who hasn't?  

Photo courtesy of Art Gray and Paul Davis Architects.

Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929, they werto serve as seating for the king and queen of Spain at the International Exhibition in Barcelona.  

Produced by Knoll and available through Design Within Reach, they are insanely expensive but classic, iconic and divine!  

Being that I have an unnatural hatred of brown, I thought that black or white were my only options.  Until I saw the navy Barcelona ottoman's in Elle Decor, January/ February 2008. Love!

Until today I actually thought they were navy leather (which is a custom option through Design Within Reach), but it turns out they're actually upholstered in Camelot Wool by Donghia.

I think I still want mine in navy leather!


  1. Hi, Z! Great and stylish blog - congrats! I looked at more than one article and found your finds and thoughts to be fresh and fun and incisive.

    I found you today when i looked up "Barcelona Chair" on google image, and saw your blog photo with the full-height white shelves and my dear friend Vivian (and client) reaching for a book! :)

    This is our Newport Beach house, as published in Sunset Magazine.

    I'm glad you like the image - if you have time you can see more shots of that house and other projects of ours at:

    Art Gray is a fine photographer - he took the photos for Sunset. If you have any ability to credit us and him on the image (teeny letters perfectly fine), we'd both appreciate it. If it's too much trouble or graphically unfeasible, I totally understand.

    But please call us if and when you or friends need a top-notch architect! :)

    Keep up the great work.

    Best regards,


  2. Thanks for the very kind words! I made that change, and I will definitely check out your work, thanks again!