Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Barcelona Chair

My first personal encounter with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair took place at Living lounge in Milan last spring, and ever since then I could never miss an opportunity to praise its ridiculous comfortableness once asked either about chairs or my Milanese impressions. I think that night there is exactly the time when first seeds of this approaching designer chairs obsession were planted - I find myself developing some unhealthy interest in the subject. Anyways, before I write an essay, let me get down to thanking. Thank you, dear Ludwig, for creating a perfect chair!

P.S. I'm afraid I can't promise no posting about chairs in the future... It's taking over me!..

28 comments:

  1. I loved your post!!!especially the P.S.!!!
    There have been many times that kind of "fell in love" with objects!!i can totally feel you....

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  2. There is nothing like a comfortable piece of furniture...except maybe those awesome pink boots...they rock!

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  3. it definitely does look so comfy :)

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  4. Although the chair looks awesome, my favorite thing about this picture is the glass of wine! :)

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  5. Thanks, girls, glad you like the boots too!

    Paul, oh yes, I love me some wine :) Cool that you noticed the glass!!

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  6. Love it!
    I worship this chair!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. You definitely love chairs Julia and this one is another great piece.

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  8. Lol! It looks so comfy...I wish I had it in my house!

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  9. Cricket, I wish I had it too! Hopefully getting it once I have my very own house/apartment in hopefully near future :) lol

    Betz, thank you! Glad you like :)

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  10. I love the barcelona chair! When I first started assisting prop stylists, this was one of the first questions my boss asked me, I can still remember her staring me in the eye, leaning in, and asking in her thick Italian accent "Tell me, do you know who designed the barcelona chair?" I managed to stammer out..."M-M-M-Mies van der Rohe?" And it was more of a question rather than an answer...she was very intimidating and I ended up getting hired and learning so the world from her ;)

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  11. Never underestimate the power of a comfortable chair. This one looks divine.

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  12. Well it certainly is CUTE, I'm so glad it's comfortable too!!! (cute boots)

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  13. That chair looks like it belongs in the Jetsons, and there ain't nothing wrong with posting about good furniture. ;-)

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  14. It is a perfect chair. I am thinking of adding a couple myself too. : )

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  15. @heart charlie: What a coinsidence! Thanks for sharing the story, I can totaly imagine how intimidating your boss looked!.. It's like you can forget your own name under such gaze haha

    @Gropius: Ditto!

    @Caitlin: You woudn't believe just how comfortable this one is!! I totally wanted to stay and sleep there instead of my hotel haha

    @Treacle: I sure hope so! ;-)

    @Savvy Gal: The BCN chair would be one of your best bets!! It's a timeless classic and can even be dressed up or down. Like if you add some pillows or throw on blankets... It's like a mini sofa, serisouly! And then if you can get a whole set with their mini bed.... Ahh!. Dreamy! :)

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  16. We must have the same taste in furniture. I'm still curious what that body chair looked like after you got it. (Or did you get it already?) Anyway, I think the photo is really cute, and I wouldn't mind more posts about chairs :)

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  17. Graham, thanks! Glad you don't mind the chair posts haha And I actually was wondering what you'd say about the BCN chair... I kind of had a feeling we like the same stuff when it comes to furniture lol

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  18. I love that chair(already years now)and i love idea of your blog:)I ll try to be thankful everyday,sometimes is easy,sometimes not.Right now i m thankful we have beautiful sunny day:)))


    Have a wonderful day!


    Nuheila

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  19. Hi Nuheila! Thank you very much :) You have a lovely day too!

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  20. Yes I understand what you mean about the tattoo thing. I feel that alot of people get inked 'just because' or 'cause it's "cool". w/e tat someones getting should be thought through & should know if they'll regret it later or not. But yes I agree & I'm glad were on the same page with this tattoo thing. It's a great way to express yourself subliminaly -if thats a word... lol

    & love your pink boots!!




    x

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  21. Christine, thanks! Yes, it seems to me we're totally on the same page with this one! :)

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  22. haha...I have one in our family room....the real one w/ signature. :) I remembered that Dh and I had a HUGE fight over this chair since it costs us $3000 around when I think I got good deal w/ 10%off w/o shipping nor tax. Ah, how does he know about classic furniture...anyway, after 2 years, he realized that at least I got taste to spend that much in a classic n' comfortable piece instead of buying junk!! haha....

    Yes, the white one is especially enchanting, but i can't afford it being damaged by little monsters around the house. :)

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  23. Oh Rachel, so you are the lucky owner of the BCN chair? Congratulations! :) Timeless piece indeed, I'm sure it'll serve you lots more years, hope the hubby is happy with it now :) And I personally think they're great in any color.

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  24. Barcelona chair is very comfortable for sit i want also purchase these type of chair from with just a
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I appreciate you taking the time to connect and share your thoughts, so thank you for your comment! And while you're at it... Why not tell me what you're thankful for today? ;-)