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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German, 1886–1969)

Architect, furniture designer and educator, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a central figure in the advancement and promotion of Modernist design and architectural theory and practice. Like Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, he was a hugely influential presence in the field, who shaped the course of 20th-century architecture both through his buildings and his teaching of rationalist design principles.

     Born in the medieval German city of Aachen, Mies found an interest in architecture as a boy while working for his father, a master stonemason. He had no formal education as an architect, but learned his skills as an apprentice to the designer Bruno Paul, and as a staffer in the office the proto-modernist architect and designer Peter Behrens. Following World War I, Mies rose to prominence in his field amid the liberal atmosphere of the Weimar Republic. His reputation was secured by his design for the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona (commonly referred to as his Barcelona Pavilion), a radically simple, poetic, open-plan building pared down to its architectural essentials. Mies would go on to direct the Bauhaus from 1930 until 1933, when Nazi-government interference forced the closure of the progressive art and design school. Later that decade, he made his way to Chicago, where he remained for the rest of his career as a practicing architect and a dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

     Mies’s famed dictum “less is more” grew from his belief that architecture both guides and expresses the spirit of the times, and he envisioned the 20th century as open-minded, logical, transparent and liberated by technology. His best-known buildings — residences such as the Villa Tugendhat in Czechoslovakia and the Farnsworth House in rural Illinois; skyscrapers like the 860–880 Lake Shore Drive apartment towers in Chicago and the Seagram Building in New York — reflect that philosophy. As do his most famous furniture designs. Mies pieces such as the Barcelona chair, chaise and stools, or the cantilevered Brno chairs, deliver a maximum of comfort and support from a minimum of materials: their “lavishness” derives from the precision with which they are engineered and constructed. For the collector, the allure of Mies’s furniture is at once practical and idealistic. Useful and functional, his works embody the highest aspirations of modernism.

Iconic Designs from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Barcelona Chair
Barcelona Chair
Brno Chair - Flat Bar - 255
Brno Chair - Flat Bar - 255
Barcelona Daybed
Barcelona Daybed
MR Chair - 256CS
MR Chair - 256CS
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Pair Knoll Mies Van der Rohe Krefeld Lounge Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1927 Krefeld collection lounge chairs Classic composition meets simplicity in these lounge chairs designed in 1927. Clean lines and exceptional com...
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2010s American Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Fabric

Pair of Vintage Brass Barcelona Chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Knoll Studio Flat Bar Brno Chairs Stainless Steel Black Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage flat bar Brno chairs stainless steel black leather by Ludwig  Mies van der Rohe The first and still the most elegant of its kind, the Brno chair by Mies van der Rohe is a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Table for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Set of 2 Midcentury Knoll Mies van der Rohe Brno Solid Brass Flat Bar Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Brass

1 Midcentury Knoll Brno Stainless Tubular Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Knoll Barcelona Stainless Steel Lounge Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Midcentury Flat Bar Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Chair for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Chrome

1 Tubular MR10 Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Gordon Int'l
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Chrome

One Brass Flat-Bar Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage Brno chair designed by Mies van der Rohe. These chairs were a special order with bronze flat bar frames for a prominent law firm in Texas. Reupholstery is recommended. ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Ivory Leather Copper Frame Tubular Knoll Brno Chair, Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Stainless Steel, Leather

1 Stainless Steel Flatbar Mies van der Rohe Brno Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1970s American Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Stainless Steel

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1 Midcentury Knoll Brno Stainless Tubular Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Vintage Ivory Leather Copper Frame Tubular Knoll Brno Chair, Mies van der Rohe
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1 Thonet Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs With Embossed Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Set of 2 Midcentury Knoll Mies van der Rohe Brno Solid Brass Flat Bar Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Mies van der Rohe Brazilian Artesian Classic Daybed
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1990s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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Leather

Six Gordon International Mies Van Der Rohe Flat Bar Brno Arm Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1960s American Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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1 Tubular MR10 Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Gordon Int'l
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Furniture

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