Inspired by Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona Daybed

Inspired by Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona Daybed

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100% Made in Italy. Frame in solid walnut-stained, frakè, wengé or black stained wood. Legs in chromed steel. Mattress filled with polyurethane foam, covered with checkered leather or fabric, springing by means of hide straps.
The Daybed was designed by Mies van der Rohe with his collaborator, Lilly Reich, for the New York apartment of Philip Johnson, an architectural historian and –after frequenting Mies – also an architect. It was presented for the first time in 1931 at the Bauausstellung exhibition in Berlin, as part of the furnishings for the “bachelor’s apartment”. ). In all of these models, the mattress upholstery takes up the squared pattern of the Barcelona, using the same materials: squared leather pieces, worked and sewn by hand, fixed by leather-covered buttons. Lacquered frakè hardwood frame. Chromed steel legs. Springs through cowhide straps. Mattress in polyurethane foam. Leather upholstery.

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Dimensions L140 P140 H42 cm
Inspired by Mies van der Rohe
Structure Schema MVR27


  • LEATHER QUALITY: 0,8 - 1 mm thick, natural grain
  • CHROMAGE TOP: high thicknesschrome manual brushing and metal
L. Mies Van Der Rohe


L. Mies Van Der Rohe


Constructive clarity expressed to perfection. That’s what I call architecture.

One of the most significant and influential architects of the 20th century, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is considered the most rigorous of the Rationalists, with his pure, perfectly geometric spaces, organized on planes free from the restrictions of walls. Born in Aquisgrana, he studied and worked as a furniture designer in Berlin, coming into contact with Gropius and Le Corbusier. He later remained fascinated by the works of Wright. When he opened his own architecture studio, his work became closer to the De Stijl and Constructivism movements, and he began to use in his projects steel and glass, extremely innovative for the time.

Vice-president of the Werkbund, a cultural organization of primary importance in the ‘30s, he also was director of the Bauhaus. Among the main European projects, there are the Weissenhof building in Stuttgart, Villa Tugendhat in Brno, and the German pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcellona. In 1937, he moved to the United States, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Institute of Technology of Chicago, dedicating his efforts, among many other things, to the building of skyscrapers, studying continuously new and functional designs.