This stunning stool is a true icon all over the globe, particularity in Western society. It is not uncommon to see these inside modern homes and sophisticated office blocks as they portray style, contemporary living and comfort. The stool itself can be used as a chair if someone was to require a backless seating arrangement, or they can be used as a stool in conjunction with the Barcelona chair. With such stunning good looks the elegance and grace of the seat pad and the organic lines of the frame, make this stool a really spectacular piece of modernist design.
The stool of the Barcelona chair was designed and created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe after the iconic chair for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. Mies van der Rohe, was a German-American architect and was born in 1886. He is commonly known as Mies, and he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. After World War I, Mies was known for his neoclassical style and design efforts, but soon joined his Avant-garde peers and wanted to develop a new style of design for the modern, industrial age. While continuing his traditional neoclassical design practice Mies began to develop innovative new projects that rocketed him to fame as an architect who was able to adapt and create visionary pieces of design for the emerging modern society. Boldly abandoning ornament altogether, which was very common in Neoclassical design, Mies made a dramatic modernist debut with his stunning competition proposal for the faceted all-glass Friedrichstrasse skyscraper in 1921. As well as architecture, Mies was interested in modern furniture design and began producing pieces using new industrial technologies that have become popular classics, such as the Barcelona Chair, Stool and table, the Brno chair, and the Tugendhat chair. His furniture is known for its fine craftsmanship, a mix of traditional fabrics combined with modern chrome frames.
The stool itself is much like the chair in design, with its organic stainless steel frame and individually upholstered leather squares that are cut, hand-welted, hand-tufted and finished off with leather coloured buttons. The frame is modern and simplistic but also has a slight neoclassical and avant-garde undertone thanks to its curving frame. Much like the chair, the stool is available in matching Volo or Sabrina leather options in a variety of different colours. In the Volo leather range, you can choose from black, toast, flint, parchment, tan or cadet. In the Sabrina leather range you can choose from black or white.
The stool is a great addition to any home and looks particularly great when paired with the Barcelona chair. They both fit into a plethora of different design styles and look magnificent in a minimalist home with a monochrome interior. The more neutral coloured leathers look wonderful in a warm, slightly modern / traditional looking home and will help bring life and style into the room.