The Pavilion Bench was first created by designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1930, and was named for its similarity to the well-known Barcelona Pavilion Chair. The original Barcelona Bench design was first used in America as part of Mies van der Rohe's Bachelor Pad exhibit.
The contemporary modern design of the Pavilion Bench will complement any room with its refined lines and luxurious genuine Italian leather upholstery. The tufted surface provides a padded and comfortable seat cushion, which spans the entire length of the bench. The cushion is attached to a stained, solid ash wood frame, using leather upholstery straps and is supported by tubular polished stainless steel legs.Material & Feature:
- Solid wood frame with walnut finish; Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish
- High elasticity dacron-wrapped foam with genuine down feather layer
- Medium firm cushion seat feel (cushion softness customizable)
- Top Grain/Aniline Leather upholstery
- All upholstery materials and fill content are non-toxic and fire-resistant
- Light assembly required
- Dye lots may vary slightly
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture.
Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces. He strove toward an architecture with a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of free-flowing open space. He called his buildings "skin and bones" architecture. He sought a rational approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design, but he was always concerned with expressing the spirit of the modern era. He is often associated with his quotation of the aphorisms, "less is more" and "God is in the details".