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Posted 7 years ago

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As some people asked for some extra information on the Gaudi chair:
Date: 1900-1901
Material: Oak wood
Author: Taller Casas i Bardés; design by Gaudí
Original location: administration office of Casa Calvet. Dimensions: 39.76" x 26.38" x 22.44"

The style of this chair marks a transition between the furniture of the Meeting Room of Casa Calvet and the furniture designed for the houses Batlló and Milà: whilst the legs remind of the furniture of the Meeting Room, the rest of the elements -seat, back, arms and supports- present a more sober style.
Without any ornamentation, the seat, with its circular shape, is formed by five pieces inserted only by means of pivots as well as precision and execution rigor; the back is jointed with a thick neck, from which the arms ending in the shape of a curved hand also come out. The shape of the heart of the back coincides with the point of the back that corresponds to this vital organ.

The original location of this furniture is the administration office of Casa Calvet, for which Gaudí also designed an office desk and a corner tabouret. (see the second picture on the right, the picture on the right depicts the house, the Casa Calvet in Barcelona)


  1. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
    Not just love...LUST!
    The form looks like a personification of a Picasso nude.
    Please don't forget to add me (and this chair) to your will! ;)

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