May 21, 2008
Contemporary at Age 79
Last week in Barcelona, we went to visit the German Pavilion which was part of the Barcelona World Fair of 1929. The pavilion, now called the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, showcases the iconic Barcelona Chair, which was named because it was exclusively designed for the Fair. The design resulted from collaboration between the famous Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe and his long time partner, architect and designer, Lilly Reich. It's blows me away to see that a 79-year-old design can be so amazingly contemporary.