Chair, Barcelona (Model MR 90) Chair, Designed 1929, manufactured 1930
For the German pavilion at the Barcelona world exposition in 1929, architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed two chairs for Spain’s king and queen to sit upon based on ancient Greek curule chairs, which were a symbol of power. This example dates from 1930 and features hand finishing and cushions thickly tufted with horsehair.
It is credited
Lent by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by J. Brian and Varina Eby, by exchange, 97.354.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 73 × 74 × 76 cm (28 3/4 × 29 1/8 × 29 15/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.