Barcelona Pavilion Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This picture was sent to me by my good friend, Colin Kwok, who is an Architect and an extraordinary Sculptor. It is the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. I thought I would share it with you as it is very inspirational for me. I would love to visit Barcelona and view this sculpture in person one day. Enjoy.


Barcelona Pavilion, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. It was an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine.

The building stood on a large podium alongside a pool. The structure itself consisted of eight steel posts supporting a flat roof, with curtain glass walling and a handful of partition walls. The overall impression is of perpendicular planes in three dimensions forming a cool, luxurious space.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Barcelona chair for the Barcelona Pavilion, hence the name for the chair. The Barcelona Pavilion was dismantled at the end of the exhibition, but a replica has since been built on the same site (1981-1986 replica Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe).

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Above Photo: Sculpture Colin Kwok
Interior Design Patricia Gray
Click here to see a posting I did on the above of Colin Kwok's sculpture titled: Jeanne d' Arc in a client's bedroom.



Patricia Gray writes about 'WHAT'S HOT 'in the world of Interior Design, new and emerging trends, modern design,
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  1. An interesting post and an absolutely beautiful bedroom :-) It looks so restful.... almost like a cloud. The sculpture that Colin designed is a wonderful accent in the space.

    I hope you get to Barcelona one day soon!!

    Kelly (one half of DesignTies)

  2. Anonymous6/2/09

    What a beautiful sculpture. I would love to have one like that in my yard. Love, love your client's bedroom.

  3. Alice6/2/09

    I am looking for a sculpture. Thanks for Colin's contact info.

  4. Anonymous6/2/09

    I find it quite amazing that the Barclona Pavilion is still so contemporary, seeing as it was built in 1929.

  5. Great post and I love your bedroom design! So calming and serene.

  6. The bedroom you designed is so beautiful.
    What a peaceful place to end and start your day.


  7. I love the bedroom.
    Love the pavillion.

  8. I went to barcelona exactly 1 year ago and this was the first thing on my list. It's breathtaking -i think I wrote a post about it with all of my images, i'll have to look it up and send you the URL. Of course, I had to have my picture taken in front of that statue doing the same pose.....lol

  9. Colin's sculpture is beautiful. The interior you did is also beautiful! There is a sculpture at Falling Water (Frank Lloyd Wright) that is so inspiring to me.

  10. I love the bedroom you designed, and the sculpture looks amazing in that photo!

  11. Inspiration is every where.

  12. Beautiful post, the design is fabulous and the sculptures devine! Thank you for sharing Patricia!

  13. I wish I had not cancelled a trip to Barcelona next week:-(
    This is a definite must see when visiting the city. I love the statue in the pavillion, she seems so playful. The bedroom you designed is beautiful, so serene. I love It! Your work is absolutely wonderful!

  14. Clean, crisp and fresh. A wonderful design.

  15. the bedroom is stunning.
    no doubt, you are pretty great.

  16. He was great designer, I love his work and doing research on his modern design and furniture. One of his information resource website.
    Mies Modern Work


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