Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Barcelona chairs, pair
made by Gerald R. Griffith, Germany / USA, 1929 / c. 1955
material stainless steel, leather
size 30 w x 30 d x 30 h in
description Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to frame of one example: [Manufactured by G.R. Griffith]. Signed with decal studio label to frame of each example: [Stainless Steel Beauty Strength Durability].
condition Both examples exhibit varying degrees of wear to leather in the form of large tears across cushions, open seams along corners and an overall brittleness resulting in some loss. Cushions would benefit from conservation. Straps remain stable and frames show light wear commensurate with age and use.