Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886 – 1969)



 

You don't get much bigger and more influential names in the furniture design business as Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. Born in Germany and trained in the family stonemason business, the architecture and design of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe became iconic for its cool, minimalist international style of the first half of the century.

 

Mies spent the first part of the 1920's designing buildings in this style but it wasn't until 1927 that the design and patent for his tubular steel cantilevered chair started to bring him into the international spotlight.

 

His most famous design is the 'Barcelona' chair whose appearance replaced the cosy qualities of a large upholstered armchair with a smaller and more streamlined chair.

Mies was director of the Bauhaus school in Berlin from 1930-32, and moved to Chicago in 1938, where he taught architecture at the Armour Institute.

 

Products inspired by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe:

 

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Style Barcelona Chair

Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Two Seater Sofa

Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Three Seater Sofa

Mies Van Der Rohe Style Barcelona Coffee Table

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