Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Mies van Der Rohe likes Barcelona

Written by Christopher Alm • June 5th, 2008
Mies van Der Rohe likes Barcelona


Famous architect Mies van Der Rohe was not only a architect – but also a designer. He designed among others the Barcelona and Brno series furniture. Today we are looking at some of his designs from the wonderful Barcelona series.

Designed in 1929 for the German pavilion at the Barcelona exposition in Barcelona, Spain. I was fortunate to visit it when I was in Barcelona in December 2007 and I must say that it is quite the thing – a timepiece that always will remain modern.

Source Hive Modern   

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Charles

    Why is it that some things are so inherently perfect in their simplicity? Why is it that people whose taste in solely within their mouths “win” with garish and unattractive monstrosities? I shall continue pondering this.

  • Chris

    Beats me Charles :)

  • janepeepshow

    ….& i like mies ;)

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