One of the most prolific and influential architects and designers of our time, Mies is one of the pioneers of Modernism, and eventually of the Mid Century Modern style. Among his major works, we find the Seagram Building and the Chicago Federal Center. But not only in the macro Mies was a revolutionary mind. It was in Interior Design, too.
The Barcelona series is a very good example of it. Developed between 1929 and 1930, to be exposed in the International Expo of 1929 in Barcelona, Spain, their principal elements were the iconic Barcelona Chair, the Barcelona Bench, and the Daytime bed, a related extension of the bench.
According to the principles of Mies, the efficiency in the use of space and materials is fundamental in design. To integrate simple elements in a smart way is a must. The Barcelona Bench is a classic example of this. Stainless steel, leather, and wood in fair proportions are good enough to create a beautiful, comfortable, and practical seater. If you are interested in the Barcelona Bench, you can find it in Manhattan Home Design for a fraction of the price.