The Barcelona Couch by Mies van der Rohe. Actually designed as a day bed for his friend Phillip Johnson it comes together perfectly with the Barcelona chair and the Barcelona table which were designed as furniture for the iconic Barcelona Pavilion. Hence its name Barcelona couch.
MR Side Chair Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (American, born Germany. 1886–1969) 1927. Chrome-plated steel tubing and leather, 31 1/8 x 19 7/8 x 28 3/8 (79.1 x 50.5 x 72.1 cm). Manufactured by Estler-Regale G.m.b.H., Berlin. Gift of Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Marcel Breur's chair (1928) reflects the universal appeal movement through its lack of 'decoration' and timeless appeal. The chair strictly follows its function and does not include elements which are not necessary for its purpose. This ideology complements my personal preferences regarding design, which is minimalistic and simple.