The famous Barcelona chair is distinctive modernist furniture designed by artists Ludwig Miens van deer Roe and his partner Lilly Reich. Together, they are created the curdle chair in 1929 for the International Exposition in Barcelona. The simplicity of the chairs of the Greeks, Ancient Egyptians and Romans inspired this chair and, according to “The JetSetRnv8r” page, it’s simple elegance “the instantly became a symbol of the emerging modernist movement and became an immediate sensation.” However, as well as many luxury items, imitators copied the Barcelona chair. However, there are signs that help detect these imitations.
12 Picture Gallery: How to Spot a Fake Barcelona Chair
- Measure the dimensions of the chair with a tape measure, because imitations are usually smaller or just disproportionate. An authentic Barcelona chair should measure 30 inches (76 cm) tall, 30 inches (76 cm) deep, 29.5 inches (75 cm) wide and the seat should have a height of 17 inches (43 cm).
- Examine the back of the legs. One should have a stamp on the metal with the legend “Knoll Studio” and, next, the signature of Ludwig Miens van deer Roe. A chair without these brands is undoubtedly an imitation.
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