Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father’s stone masonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus. He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson, a cluster of residential towers along Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.Read More
MIES VAN DER ROHE DESIGNS INCLUDE:
Barcelona Collection, MR series, Brno chair, Krefeld Collection, Tugendhat chair, Four Seasons barstool, Barcelona stool with cowhide sling, Childs Barcelona chair and stool
The MR Collection represents some of the earliest steel furniture designs by Mies van der Rohe. The material choice was inspired by fellow Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer, while the forms are thought to be modern derivatives of 19th century iron rocking chairs.
Arm Chair: 21″W x 31.5″D x 31″H, Seat Height: 18″, Arm Height: 27″
Armless Chair: 19.5″W x 27.5″D x 31″H, Seat Height: 18″