“The chair is a very difficult object. Everyone who has ever tried to make one knows that. There are endless possibilities and many problems – the chair has to be light, it has to be strong, it has to be comfortable. It is almost easier to build a sky scraper than a chair.” – Mies Van Der Rohe 1930
He knew that what he designed had to be “an important chair, a very elegant chair and costly. It had to be monumental. ”- Mies Van Der Rohe 1929
The Barcelona chair served as thrones for the King and Queen of Spain in the German Pavilion at the World Arts Fair in Barcelona, 1929.