Mies van der Rohe designed the German pavilion and corresponding furniture for the 1929 world's fair in Barcelona. Mies van der Rohe took as his starting point the ancient, scissors-shaped collapsible folding chair, already a symbol of power among Egyptian rulers. In keeping with the occasion, he adopted the representative qualities of the scissors chair, although he does without the folding function and interprets it afresh. In order to match the overall impression of luxury in the pavilion, Mies van der Rohe chose not to use wood like the historic models, but instead employed chrome-plated steel strip and leather upholstery with button stitching.
- Designer: Mies van der Rohe
- Manufacturer: Vitra
- Design Year: 1929
- Origin: New York
- Materials: Chrome plated steel and leather
- Dimensions: 5"h x 5"w x 5"d
- Details: Comes in Vitra miniature shipping crate