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Vitra - Miniature MR 90 Barcelona

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Mies van der Rohe designed the German pavilion and corresponding furniture for the 1929 world’s fair in Barcelona. Among other things, his pavilion served as the setting for the inaugural ceremony led by the Spanish royal couple, Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia. While Mies van der Rohe implemented his ideas of avant garde steel and glass architecture for the building design, he drew his inspiration for the furniture from historic models. Mies van der Rohe took as his starting point the ancient, scissors-shaped collapsible folding chair, already a symbol of power among Egyptian rulers. In keeping with the occasion, he adopted the representative qualities of the scissors chair, although he does without the folding function and interprets it afresh. In order to match the overall impression of luxury in the pavilion, Mies van der Rohe chose not to use wood like the historic models, but instead employed chrome-plated steel strip and leather upholstery with button stitching. The pavilion was torn down after the fair. However, along with the furniture, it was retrospectively acknowledged as a showcase for the »International Style« that had taken hold throughout the world. The Barcelona pavilion was reconstructed and rebuilt in 1986.

The original of the MR 90 Barcelona was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929 and it is produced as 1:1 model by Knoll Group, New York/USA since 1963.

The here offered miniature by Vitra (scale 1:6) consists of strip steel, leather belts and leather cushions.

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Item no. 119113
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Details scale: 1:6
  • Steel
  • Leather
Colour Brown
Dimensions Height: 12.5 cm, Depth: 12.8 cm, Length: 12.7 cm
Weight 192 g (without packaging)
EAN 4055737011535
Design Ludwig Mies van der Rohe