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.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Weißenhof MR 10 / MR 533 Chairs Manufactured by Thonet
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Weißenhof MR 10 / MR 5...
Thonet, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chairs
Steel, Yarn
A pair of original Weißenhof MR 10 / MR 533 tubular steel chairs, designed in 1927 by Mies van der Rohe and manufactured by Thonet in the 1930s. Chrome-plated tubular steel and black...
Set of Two Brno Chairs by Knoll Studio

Set of Two Brno Chairs by Knoll Studio

By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Set of Two Brno Chairs by Knoll Studio
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Mirror, Chrome
Designed in 1930 for the Tugendhat house in Brno, Czechoslovakia, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Brno chair mirrors the ground breaking simplicity of its original environment.
Rare Set of Two Screwed Barcelona Chairs Mies van der Rohe Knoll Int. 1955 -1958
Rare Set of Two Screwed Barcelona Chairs Mies v...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Very rare set of two Barcelona chairs by Mies van der Rohe from the first Knoll Int. production 1955 - 1958. Very good vintage condition. Original leather cushions with a great patin...
First Knoll Edition Vintage Barcelona Stool in Black Leather and Steel, 1953
First Knoll Edition Vintage Barcelona Stool in ...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools
Leather, Steel
Wonderfully patinated first Knoll edition vintage Barcelona stool in black beather and polished steel, 1953.
Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies van der Rohe in White
Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies van der Ro...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Chrome
White leather chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Beautiful cantilevered chairs showing very little use. Timeless design can be used as a side, office, or dining chairs. Label...
Set of Eight Mid-Century Modern Flat Bar Brno Armchair Dining Chairs for Knoll
Set of Eight Mid-Century Modern Flat Bar Brno A...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Stainless Steel, Fabric
A complete set of eight Brno chairs designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International. These feature extremely heavy steel frames with original upholstery. Chairs were pro...
Pair of Knoll Barcelona Style Black Leather Chairs, Mies van der Rohe
Pair of Knoll Barcelona Style Black Leather Cha...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Two classic midcentury style Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Studio Barcelona style chairs with Spinneybeck black leather cushions and stainless steel frames. These chairs do not have ta...
Caramel Leather and Walnut Daybed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, 1974
Caramel Leather and Walnut Daybed by Mies van d...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Steel, Leather, Walnut
Caramel leather and walnut daybed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, 1974.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chairs and Ottomans by Knoll, 1969
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chairs and O...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
This set includes a pair of matching chairs and ottomans. All in excellent condition and completely original including the caramel brown spinnybeck leather. Every piece is marked/...
Pair of "MR" Armchairs by Mies Van Der Rohe Imp...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Stendig Co.
Early 20th Century German Modern Armchairs
"MR" armchairs chrome steel tube purchased in the late 1960s retain Stendig paper label great condition.
Set of four Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mie...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Special order set of four red leather chairs upholstered by Knoll. Beautiful showing very little use.
Ten Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Dining Chairs...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Antique Mid-19th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Leather, Steel
Ten vintage Brno chair for Knoll designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Chairs in good vintage condition with typical wear. Good chrome. One seat had a small tear in the leather which...
Pair of Vintage Barcelona Chairs, Mies Van Der ...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
A vintage pair of "Barcelona" chairs with heavy steel frames and original cream leather. Steel frames are chrome-plated and show some wear. Leather cushions are in great vintage con...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Stool in Ori...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stainless Steel, Leather
Barcelona stool by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, USA, circa 1960s. Stainless steel, original cognac leather. Measures: 12 in. H x 23 in. W x 24 in. D. 30 cm H x 58 cm...
Mid-Century Modern Mies Van Der Rohe Knoll Mr L...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Leather, Chrome
For your consideration is a marvelous, original MR side chair, made of chrome and cognac leather, by Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll, made in Italy, circa 1970. In excellent condition. T...

Brno Chair in Black

By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Brno Chair in Black
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1920s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome
Newly reupholstered with black fabric and chrome frame.
Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Table Base
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll International
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome
Iconic X-base table by Knoll. Table base is being sold without glass allowing you to start fresh with a new piece. The original glass is available with a few scratches for local pick...
1969 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/ Folio of Archite...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Books
Paper
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Drawings in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art by Ludwig Glaeser, a important, out-of-print spiral bound folio with original plates of architectural...
Mies van der Rohe, Tugendhat Lounge Chair MR 70...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Extremely rare and precious Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lounge chair model MR 70 Tugendhat. Design from 1929-1930 for the Villa Tugendhat in Brno. Execution Knoll International. ...
Mid-Century Modern Mies Van der Rohe Chrome Gla...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Chrome
For your consideration is a stunning and iconic Barcelona coffee table, with a chrome base and glass top, by Mies Van der Rohe, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions ar...
Pair of Mies van der Rohe Flatbar Brno Chairs b...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Pair of Mies van der Rohe flatbar Brno for Knoll in stainless steel with grey blue leather. In excellent condition marked with label. Only minor scuff to leather see photo. Productio...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Lo...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
This Mid-Century Modern lounge chair features an "X" shaped flat bar chrome frame with leather straps. This extremely comfortable chair has two removable cushions covered in dark bro...
Signed Knoll Barcelona Rare Color Olive Brown L...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Leather, Chrome, Wood
One of the most important and iconic modern designs, the Barcelona daybed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is as stylish and relevant today as when it was first designed in 1929 for the G...
Pair of Knoll Barcelona Rare Color Olive Brown ...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
One of the most important and iconic modern chair designs, the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is as stylish and relevant today as when it was first designed in 1929 for ...
Set of Four Black Leather and Chrome Mies van d...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Chrome
This set of four 1960s Mid-Century Modern style dining room chairs have a unique shaped steel tubular frame with a chrome finish and features a corseted back and seat. The floating f...
Signed Knoll Barcelona Olive Brown Leather Chai...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
One of the most important and iconic modern chair designs, the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is as stylish and relevant today as when it was first designed in 1929 for ...
Signed Knoll Barcelona Rare Olive Brown Leather...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
One of the most important and iconic modern chair designs, the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is as stylish and relevant today as when it was first designed in 1929 for ...
Signed Knoll Black Leather Barcelona Chair by L...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
One of the most important and iconic modern chair designs, the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is as stylish and relevant today as when it was first designed in 1929 for ...
Mies van der Rohe MR 70 Tugendhat Chairs
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Pair of Mies van der Rohe MR 70 Tugendhat chairs. Manufactured by Knoll, circa 1970. Beautiful original patina to the leather.
Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Rust Velvet, Obsidian M...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...
Steel, Upholstery, Velvet
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno flat-bar chair is just that. Montage has edited these contemporary...
Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Dove Velvet, Lunar Glos...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...
Steel, Upholstery, Velvet
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar Chair is just that. Montage has edited these contemporary...
Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Noir Velvet, Obsidian G...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...
Steel, Upholstery, Velvet
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar Chair is just that. Montage has edited these contemporary...
Mid-Century Barcelona Chair by Knoll
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Midcentury Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair for Knoll in black leather and chrome finish. The classic chair that helped define Mid-Century Modernism. Knoll label on the cus...
Midcentury Brno Chairs in Leather by Mies van d...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather, Chrome
Up to three midcentury Brno chairs in gray leather on a polished stainless steel frame. Produced by Knoll. Each one has never been used and in excellent condition. This is the Thin-s...
Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Leather and Steel B...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Armchairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
An iconic and very finely fabricated chair, this BRNO flat bar armchair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and manufactured by Knoll in stainless steel. The chair is stamped KP...
Authentic Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Chairs
For your consideration is a very nice pair of vintage Knoll Brno chairs in rich red/brown leather. $2000/pair.
Leather Sofa by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American International Style Sofas
Leather, Rosewood
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed sofa for Knoll. Sofa features tufted leather seat cushions, two circular bolsters and rosewood legs. Elegant and comfortable piece in original brown...
Barcelona Couch, Daybed by Ludwig Mies van der ...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather
Barcelona couch, daybed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll.
Pair of Modern Solid Brass and Neutral Leather ...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass
Pair of stunning and super rare modern brass Barcelona chairs with leather cushions upholstered in a lovely neutral color leather.
Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Noir Velvet, Obsidian G...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...
Steel, Upholstery, Velvet
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar Chair is just that. Montage has edited these contemporary...
Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll ...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1920s American Modern Lounge Chairs
Classic Knoll Studio Barcelona chair featuring chrome-plated steel and volo leather upholstered cushions. Manufactured by Knoll Inc.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR Table

By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR Table
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1920s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Smoked Glass, Chrome
The MR table were designed for the Tugendhat House in 1927. This 1970s side table from Knoll was originally designed in 1927 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The stainless steel base su...
Three MR Chairs design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Stendig Co.
Mid-20th Century German International Style Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Modern design icon MR chairs by Mies van der Rohe, bright tubular chrome with thick black leather seats and backs. These chairs are period 1970s, high quality production, attributed ...
Pair of Mies van der Rohe MR Lounge Chairs Blac...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Stendig Co.
Mid-20th Century German International Style Lounge Chairs
Iconic MR chairs, designed by Mies van der Rohe, production attributed to Stendig. These chairs are period 1960s-1970s and of the highest quality material and construction. Both are ...
Modern Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Brass and Gl...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
Gorgeous modern Hollywood Regency solid brass and glass Barcelona coffee table by Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll.
Pair of Brown Leather MR Lounge Armchairs by Mi...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1927 for the Weissenhof exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, and manufactured by Knoll, the MR lounge chairs are a classic of early modernism. The canti...
Pair of Vintage Brass Barcelona Chairs designed...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Mies van der Rohe began his career in architecture in Berlin, working as an architect first in the studio of Bruno Paul and then, like Le Corbusier and Wa...
Pair of Black Leather Mies Van Der Rohe MR Loun...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Late 20th Century American Lounge Chairs
Chrome
Pair of leather Knoll MR lounge chairs designed by Mies Van der Rohe, made in 1980s.
Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Dove Velvet, Lunar Glos...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...
Steel, Upholstery, Velvet
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar Chair is just that. Montage has edited these contemporary...
Pair of Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona O...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s Stools
Leather
Pair of Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona ottomans with cognac leather upholstery, circa 1970s.
Wicker Chaise Longue ‘F42-1E’ by Mies Van Der R...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1930s European Chaise Longues
Felt, Wicker
This reclining chaise longue was originally designed by the architect Mies Van der Rohe in 1931 for the home of the Haus Lange and Haus Esters museum group which were entirely design...
Pair of Dark Brown Leather MR Lounge Armchairs ...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll International
Early 2000s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of MR lounge chairs designed in 1927 by Mies van der Rohe, made by Knoll International in 2002. Beautiful very dark chocolate leather, signed with impressed Knoll mark in the f...
Set of Four Knoll Tubular Brno Chairs by Mies V...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal
Knoll stainless tubular Brno leather dining chairs by Mies Van der Rohe. Black leather set sold. Another set of four with stone/tan leather also available, but should be recovered, d...
Italian Modern White Leather Barcelona Lounge C...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alivar
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Of remarkably high quality craftsmanship, this Barcelona lounge chair after Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was retailed by Alivar during the last quarter of the 20th century. Beautifully p...
Mies van der Rohe Pair of Brno Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Bauhaus Chairs
Fabric, Foam, Stainless Steel
Pair of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe flat bar chairs for Knoll. Polished flat stainless steel frames upholstered in a Harris wool tweed bluish color over padded seats and backs with a p...
Pair of Brno chairs Mies van der Rohe for Knoll...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll International
Vintage 1930s American Bauhaus Armchairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Flat stainless steel frames with leather upholstery one with Knoll label with date 1980.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Leather Daybed for Kno...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Leather
This stylish Mid-Century Modern daybed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was designed for Knoll Associates and features a hardwood frame with leather straps, topped with a plush tufted lea...
Pair of Armchairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knol...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Late 20th Century American Armchairs
Pair of armchairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, 1980s. This item is on sale for a clearance price.
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