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Pair of Barcelona chairs, USA, 2000s

Chromed steel, tufted leather
31 × 30 1/2 × 30 in
78.7 × 77.5 × 76.2 cm
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late 20th C.

late 20th C.

Signature
Stamped frames, embroidered decking, upholstery labels
Manufacturer
Knoll Inc.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
German, 1886–1969
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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (known primarily by his surname) was a highly prolific architect, considered by historians to be one of the most important of the 20th century and one whose work left a legacy in architectural theory. His designs were known for their emphasis on open spaces and function over ornamentation, and his favored materials were basic and utilitarian: steel, concrete, brick, and glass. Mies studied with Peter Behrens, working alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius; he also served as the director of Bauhaus, and designed objects and furniture, including the iconic Barcelona Chair. He once told a graduating class of designers: “You have to build up the world you want to live in.”

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late 20th C.

late 20th C.

Signature
Stamped frames, embroidered decking, upholstery labels
Manufacturer
Knoll Inc.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
German, 1886–1969
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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (known primarily by his surname) was a highly prolific architect, considered by historians to be one of the most important of the 20th century and one whose work left a legacy in architectural theory. His designs were known for their emphasis on open spaces and function over ornamentation, and his favored materials were basic and utilitarian: steel, concrete, brick, and glass. Mies studied with Peter Behrens, working alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius; he also served as the director of Bauhaus, and designed objects and furniture, including the iconic Barcelona Chair. He once told a graduating class of designers: “You have to build up the world you want to live in.”

Pair of Barcelona chairs, USA, 2000s

Chromed steel, tufted leather
31 × 30 1/2 × 30 in
78.7 × 77.5 × 76.2 cm
Bidding closed
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