Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, ‘Barcelona daybed’, 1928, Rago/Wright
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Barcelona daybed, 1928

Leather, rosewood, stainless steel
25 × 39 × 78 in
63.5 × 99.1 × 198.1 cm
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Rago/Wright

Germany / USA

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Knoll Associates
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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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.”

Barcelona daybed, 1928

Leather, rosewood, stainless steel
25 × 39 × 78 in
63.5 × 99.1 × 198.1 cm
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