Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, ‘Early and Rare Barcelona ottoman’, c. 1929, Rago/Wright
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Early and Rare Barcelona ottoman, c. 1929

Chrome-plated steel, leather
24 × 23 × 14 1/2 in
61 × 58.4 × 36.8 cm
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Berliner Metallwerkstätten Josef Müller or Bamberg Metallwerkstätten

Germany

This Barcelona stool …

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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.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, ‘Early and Rare Barcelona ottoman’, c. 1929, Rago/Wright
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Berliner Metallwerkstätten Josef Müller or Bamberg Metallwerkstätten

Germany

This Barcelona stool features a chrome-plated frame with a dual-screw lap joint at each cross bar.

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Design/Decorative Art
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.”

Early and Rare Barcelona ottoman, c. 1929

Chrome-plated steel, leather
24 × 23 × 14 1/2 in
61 × 58.4 × 36.8 cm
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