The Barcelona Chair is one of the most famous design ever made. Its characteristic “X” shape frame in shiny stainless steel; and its comfortable, but sober black squared cushions, are reminiscent of the ancient Roman Empire tents and give us a sense of serene beauty and elegance, proper for a throne. Sometimes the frame of the chair is the signature firm of the model, as it happens with the Barcelona Chair and its four crossed legs.
But the Barcelona Chair is not the only model famous for its original set of legs. Lets make a recount of other 3 models of chairs, from one to three legs.
The Tulip Chair. A one leg chair by Eero Sarinen.
Created by Eero Saarinen, the Tulip Chair, is one of the most iconic chairs ever made. It has one rounded chrome steel base (its only “leg”) and a rounded seat, mostly made of plastic fiber. The Tulip Chair has a very clean, elegant design, and it was labeled as “futurist” since its release. According to Saarinen, the Tulip Chair and Table came to the world to set it free of the chaos of multiple legs (human and wood legs) down under.
The MR 50 Chair (Brno Chair). A two legs chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
On the other hand, the Brno Chair, created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was one of the first attempts to was originally made for the Tugendhat Residence in Brno, Czech Republic. If the Barcelona Chair is characterized by its “X” chrome steel frame, this chair is characterized by its “C” frame structure. It has arms in the upper side of the frame, and its seat is solid. Upholstered in leather, there are two versions of this chair: With tubular stainless steel and with flat stainless steel or chrome plated steel.
The Shell Chair. A three legs chair by Hans Wegner.
Created by Hans Wegner, a renewed Danish furniture designer, The Hans Wegner Shell Chair is a perfect accent chair, and it stands for itself as a beautiful decorative object. Expertly built of molded walnut plywood and oak veneer, an outstanding eco-friendly leather padded seat and back finish this iconic lounge chair. Its characteristic convex shell seat and the exquisite integration of its 3 legs wood frame, makes the Shell Chair a beautiful object to contemplate from all angles.
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