The Manila Chair arrives at the Museum

We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Manila chair, designed by Lievore Altherr Moline, by adding it to the Design Museum of Barcelona.

Having a chair be on the market continuously for 20 years is no easy feat. It means that there are values behind it that make it necessary and that it’s design is still relevant. This is the case of the Manila armchair, designed by the Leivore-Altherr-Molina studio in 1999. Coinciding with Barcelona Design Week, Andreu World, the company that has been producing the chair for two decades, is giving the Museum a model that’ll become part of the city’s heritage.

Alberto Lievore and Jesús Llinares, CEO of Andreu World, will explain the stories behind this piece: its commissioning, the idea, the design process, materials, manufacturing, communication, its sale and evolution. But above all, we will reflect on what the Manila has done that was so special to earn it a place in the history of our country’s design.


Place: Documentation Centre at the Design Museum of Barcelona

Organised by: Andreu World with the collaboration of the Design Museum