For Casa Calvet, Antoni Gaudi designed a selection of tables, chairs – with and without armrests, benches, stools, shelves and paintings – undoubtedly the largest and most homogeneous collection of furniture that Antoni Gaudi designed throughout his creative phase. Casa Calvet, the first residential building of Gaudi, which was awarded the prize for the best building in Barcelona in 1900. The Calvet Chair, like the other furniture from the Calvet collection, will be on display at the Gaudi Museum in The Parc Güell in Barcelona.
In 1975, BD Barcelona revived the furniture of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Furniture designed by Antoni Gaudi for his houses Casa Batlló and Casa Calvet is produced according to exactly the same elaborate production processes that were also used in the production of the first pieces at that time. In addition to the „Batlló Chair” and “Calvet Chair” named after the houses, the “Calvet Mirror” and the “Calvet Wall Wardrobe”, they are also stylistic elements such as door handles and peepholes, so-called “spies”, that make Gaudi’s unique Modernisme design style experienceable in the own four walls.
The Calvet Chair, designed for the offices on the ground floor, is more like a sculpture than an office chair. Although the Calvet chair is made of solid oak, its delicate and elegant design makes it look chunky or heavy. Exhibited hind legs give the Calvet chair a solid stand. A seat that runs to the front edge in a gentle wave gives the seated seater extra space. Together with the richly decorated backrest, this gives the Calvet chair a certain dynamism and is reminiscent of what we now know by the term “chair ergonomics”.
The Calvet Chair is part of BD Barcelona’s Art Editions, which includes exclusively in-house art objects – exclusive, unique and of timeless elegance and value. TAGWERC, as the official partner of BD Barcelona, offers the original designs from the Art Editions of BD Barcelona online and offline.
- Lacquered oak wood
- Seat height
- 54.00 cm
- 52.00 cm
- 94.00 cm
- 45.00 cm
- ca. 14.00 kg
- Outdoor suitable
- The CALVET CHAIR will be handmade for you according to your order.
The Calvet Chair was designed by
Antoni Gaudí is one of the most famous - if not the most famous - Spanish architect of the 20th century. Born in Catalonia, he created a series of fantastic buildings in his home city of Barcelona that still attract millions of visitors every year. To match his buildings, Gaudí created a range of furnishings that reflect his design style, 'Modernisme'.