by Antoni Gaudí, 1902

The Calvet Armchair was designed in 1903 by Antoni Gaudí for the Casa Calvet house in Barcelona and is a design classic in the style of Modernisme, a Spanish style of Art Nouveau. BD Barcelona manufactures the Calvet Armchair by hand from oak in exactly the same way that Casa y Bardés once did in Gaudí’s lifetime. In the TAGWERC Design STORE you find the Calvet Armchair as well as all the furniture from the Calvet Collection of BD Barcelona.

Manufacturer Art meets design by BD Barcelona Design.
Material Oak wood | Lacquered
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Calvet Armchair

For Casa Calvet, Antoni Gaudí 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 Gaudí designed throughout his lifetime Casa Calvet was the first residential building of Gaudí and was awarded the prize for the best building in Barcelona in 1900. The Calvet Armchair, like the other furniture from the Calvet Collection, is displayed at the Gaudí Museum in The Parc Güell in Barcelona.

In 1975, BD Barcelona revived the furniture of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. Furniture designed by Antoni Gaudí for his houses Casa Batlló and Casa Calvet is produced according to exactly the same elaborate production processes that were used in the production of the first pieces at that time. In addition to the „Batlló Chair“, „Calvet Armchair“ and “Calvet Chair” named after the houses, the “Calvet Mirror” and the “Calvet Wall Wardrobe”, there are stylistic elements such as door handles and peepholes, so-called “spies”, that make Gaudí’s unique Modernisme design style experienceable in the own four walls.

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The Calvet Armchair is more like a sculpture than an armchair. Although the Calvet Armchair is made of solid oak, its curved and elegant design does not make it look chunky or heavy. Exhibited hind legs give the Calvet Armchair a solid stand. A seat that runs to the front edge in a gentle wave gives the extra space for the legs. Together with the richly decorated backrest, this provides a certain dynamism to the Calvet Armchair and is reminiscent of what we now know as “chair ergonomics”.

The Calvet Armchair is part of BD Barcelona’s Art Editions, which includes exclusively in-house art objects – unique and of timeless elegance and value. TAGWERC, the official partner of BD Barcelona, offers the original designs from the Art Editions of BD Barcelona – online and offline.

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  • Material
  • Colour
  • Lacquered oak wood
  • Brown


  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Seat height
  • Weight
  • 52.00 cm
  • 65.00 cm
  • 95.00 cm
  • 49.00 cm
  • 26.00 kg


  • Outdoor suitable
  • No
  • The CALVET ARMCHAIR will be handmade for you according to your order.

The Calvet Armchair was designed by
Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí Spanish architect
Antoni Gaudí Spanish architect
Antoni Gaudí | 1852 - 1926
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Antoni Gaudí in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

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'.

Chairs Calvet Chair

Bench Calvet Bench

Wall mirror Calvet Mirror

Wall wardrobe Calvet Hanger