Video: How to spot a genuine Knoll Barcelona chair

Carly Madhvani of NW3 Interiors sitting on her Knoll Barcelona chair

Carly Madhvani of NW3 Interiors sitting on her Knoll Barcelona chair - Credit: Archant

The word iconic gets thrown around a lot, but when it comes to the Barcelona chair it really isn’t an overstatement.

This is a piece of furniture that has spawned legion imitations.

Originally designed by Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe for the King of Spain’s Barcelona pavilion in 1929, the design has been produced by Knoll to van der Rohe’s original specification for the past 85 years.

On the eve of the company’s release of a new, updated model next month, our interiors blogger Carly Madhvani explains why it is definitely worth splashing out on an authentic model, rather than a cut-price fake and shows how to tell the difference.

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