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Domaine • 16 weeks ago

From Art to Lighting — How To Decorate Like an It Girl// portrait, brass lighting, Barcelona daybed, Mies van der Rohe

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Mies van der Rohe Barcelona bench. Photo courtesy of David Ross

Design Under the Influence: The Barcelona Chair; Believe it or not, I like this room--the natural wood mantel gives the contemporary a warm side. About the chair: Mies van der Rohe designed the chair as seating for the king and queen of Spain...and the stool for their royal attendants!

If, as Coco Chanel is purported to have said, “Elegance is refusal,” then Mies van der Rohe’s classic 1930 daybed is one of the most superbly elegant pieces of furniture ever made. Often called the Barcelona couch in the mistaken belief that, like the iconic chair and ottoman, it was designed for the 1929 World Exposition in Spain, the daybed was actually commissioned by Philip Johnson. Today, it looks as timelessly modern as ever in the living-dining room of this Manhattan loft.

#Mies Barcelona couch and table and Tugendhat chairs