It's Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 126th Birthday and the following Google Doodle was posted to celebrate the day:
I have to say the Barcelona Chair is one of my favourite modern design pieces by Mies van der Rohe. I first saw one in the early days of my corporate career when I visited the executive floor of one of my clients. I was instantly impressed by its sleek design. Now, I have an even greater appreciation for the piece as I can see the reference to the Roman Curule chair and am amazed that something so modern, and still so relevant, was created in 1929.