Design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1927.
"Form is not the aim of our work. It is the result," wrote Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His approach to architecture and design was based on the philosophy of "no trivial decoration." The Barcelona Table reflects this pure and simple design concept — at once functional and formal.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe gave Knoll exclusive manufacturing and sales rights to produce the Barcelona collection according to Mies' original specifications. Select single piece construction base in Stainless or Chrome. And top with either a clear Glass top with a slight green tint (0.75" thick top with a 0.125" wide beveled edge) or the Starphire™ Glass top which is more clear and luminous than regular glass (with a 0.125" clear bevel edge).
The KnollStudio logo and signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is stamped into the base of the Barcelona Table. The Barcelona Table is Greenguard certified. Chrome table has black bumpers. Stainless steel table has white bumpers.
Material(s): Stainless steel or chrome with glass or Starphire™ glass
Dimensions: Stainless Steel W 40" D 40" H 17"; Chrome W 40" D 40" H 18.5"
The simplicity of Design & product materials make this a perfect table ----
By: Stefan W., Homeowner (New York --N.Y.)
Love the look but disappointed in lack of sturdiness
By: Daniel P., Homeowner
We have always admired this table and recently decided to treat ourselves and actually buy it. We waited with anticipation and, when table arrived, we were as happy with it's simple and beautiful appearance as we expected. However, we are highly disappointed with the wobbly base and expected a much more sturdy table. Not sure we would have purchased this table if we knew how unsteady it would be.
Designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus. He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson, a cluster of residential towers along Chicago's Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.View other products by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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