Why Is The Barcelona Chair One of The Great Favorites of Interior Designers?

Posted by Eloy on Nov 22nd 2021

You have probably heard or read that interior design is a discipline directly linked to architecture. However, it's not as strict or demanding, although that doesn't mean that it doesn't require a long preparation in various topics to meet the challenges that anyone can find in this professional field.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the creator of the legendary Barcelona chair was, in fact, an architect, and he knew very well that to create furniture pieces at the height of the new modernist trends, it was necessary to apply the same aesthetic guidelines and get the same ergonomic characteristics.

Knowing how to use and adapt space and shape can become a challenge when the possibilities are very wide. For some, the interior designer's job is to finish what the architect started. In that sense, there are many things that the architect may have overlooked when he designed his work since he paid attention to more general aspects. Two houses or buildings may be exactly the same in an architectural sense when viewed from the outside, but they can have radically different interior designs. Everything will depend on how the users who will inhabit them wish to adapt them to their tastes and needs.

Furniture and Interior Design

First of all, it's good to recognize the skills that a person needs to develop to become a professional interior designer and how furniture designs can be successfully integrated into a place:

  • Knowledge of ergonomics. This is the discipline that's responsible for adjusting environments and objects for use by humans. An area inside a house or building must be designed to minimize risks, with adequate lighting, ventilation, and a structure that doesn't represent any type of danger.
  • Basic knowledge of architecture, construction, and safety to draw simple interior plans and use them as a guide to carry out important modifications (add or remove walls, partitions, windows, stairs, etc.). This makes easier the task of arranging the furniture.
  • Creativity, artistic sense, knowledge of color and shape to generate original ideas that work well in the aesthetic and functional aspects. Knowing the most popular decorating styles is a notable advantage.
  • The person must be able to plan, organize and work as a team to deliver the finished work within the deadline agreed with the client. It must be very flexible concerning the expectations and wishes of the client. Accept criticism, make important changes to the project, and seek solutions to adapt ideas and adjust designs to the client's needs.

If you take all those key points into account, you won't be surprised by the fact that a piece as recognized as the Barcelona chair represents a perfect complement in various decors, especially Mid-Century Modern interiors. Products such as the Barcelona chair replica by Manhattan Home Design have remained for so long on the sales lists precisely due to their features, highly faithful to those of the original piece: materials, design, durability, ergonomics, masterful use of shape and space with a minimalist approach, and elegance based on simplicity. Features that could only come from the mind of an architectural design genius.

The Barcelona chair reproduction and many other transcendental MCM designs that you can use to give the ultimate touch to your interior environment are available in the Manhattan Home Design catalog.


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