The Batlló chair is an exact reproduction of the chair that the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudi designed for the Batllo House in Barcelona to match the dining-room table. Nowadays it can be found in Gaudí Museum, inside Park Güell, in Barcelona. It is a simple but detailed chair made of solid oak and varnished with a waxed satin finish that lends it the warmth of the great pieces.
Its simple lines, adapted to the human form, make the Batlló chair an essential reference point for contemporary design. It was one of the first signs of ergonomical furniture.
Gaudí reduced the structure to a minimum. The aesthetics of this chair, based on simplicity, eludes straight lines. The slight ergonomic tilt of the backrest again pursues comfort. The circular voids situated on each side of the back which could make us think of a light decoration, are some functional cut-backs pretending to help to move the chair in case it is necessary.
The backrest follows the contour of the seat to balance the symmetry of the structure.
Charcaterstics of the real chair:
- Original location: Casa Batlló dinning room
- Dimensions: 74 x 52 x 47 cm.
- Weight: 16,5 k.
- Material: French Solid Oak wood
- Produced: design and produced in 1907