Barcelona chair


Bar·​ce·​lo·​na chair ˌbär-sə-ˈlō-nə- How to pronounce Barcelona chair (audio)
: an armless chair with leather-covered cushions on a stainless steel frame

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Examples of Barcelona chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans of German American architect Mies van der Rohe may even notice that Rambaldi references the Barcelona chair for the Air Jordan 4 design, which places the brand’s iconic red jump man at the center of the leather seat. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 4 May 2023 Case in point: The iconic Barcelona chair, presented at the 1929 world’s fair, bore only Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s signature despite having been co-created by fellow Bauhausler Lilly Reich. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021

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Word History


Barcelona, Spain

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Barcelona chair was in 1953

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“Barcelona chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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