Barcelona Chair Restoration

Posted on September 18th, 2013

 

The Barcelona chair is a chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. It was originally designed for the German Pavilion, that country’s entry for the International Exposition of 1929, which was hosted by Barcelona, Spain.

It is now deemed a design classic, and we find that the number we are receiving for restoration is ever increasing. Typical problems include perishing strapping, scuffed and worn cushions and buttons popping.

Here are a couple of pics of one we have just finished, if you have an original or loved reproduction Barcelona chair and would like us to consult on maintenance, repair or restoration then get in touch.

Replacement straps are now available at our EBay Store. They are exact replicas of the 1950’s Knoll chair straps made from English saddle leather with prices starting at as little as £13 per strap.

Timeless piece bought back to it's former glory

Straps have been strengthened and recoloured.

Mordernist design classic undressed!