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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

American, 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 work on the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona (commonly referred to as the Barcelona Pavilion) — which Mies codesigned with Lilly Reich, his creative and romantic partner — 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 the most famous furniture designs authored by him or codesigned with Reich. 

Pieces designed by Mies and Reich such as the Barcelona chair (the authorized version is produced by Knoll today), stools and daybed, 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.

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Creator: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
S 533 Cantilever Leather Armchair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 533 Technology becomes furniture; a striking invention becomes an elegant interior design object. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the first to provide the cantilever chair with...
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2010s German Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

L. Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona Chair, 1962 Edition by Knoll International
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Beautiful Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designed in 1962 for Knoll International. (this offer is for one chair, the other one can be found in our other listings) C...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Studio "Brno Flat Bar" Lounge Armchair in Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's flat bar Brno chair is comprised of polished chrome-plated steel and leather, made circa 1960s by Knoll. These chairs retain their original light brown lea...
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1960s American Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Knoll Barcelona Lounge Chair Mies van der Rohe, Black Leather, Stainless, 1960s
By Koby Knoll Click, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Knoll Barcelona lounge chair Mies van der Rohe, black leather, stainless, 1960s Labelled, Knoll Associates, circa 1964 Stainless steel, black leather, all original. Measures: 30...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

L. Mies Van Der Rohe, Barcelona Chair, 1962 Edition by Knoll International
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Beautiful Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designed in 1962 for Knoll International. (this offer is for one chair) Chrome-plated steel frame with black leather. The ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Barcelona Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Studios, Signed
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic black leather 'Barcelona' lounge chair and ottoman by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Studios is double-signed on each piece, with Knoll Inc labels to the seat cushio...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Brno Chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Newly Plated, Upholstered in Mohair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, flat bar brno chair newly chrome-plated and upholstered in a sage color silk mohair.
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Cut Steel

Mid-Century Barcelona Chairs by Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Barcelona lounge chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll in black leather. The frame is stamped KnollStudio / Mies van der Rohe and the cushions are also labeled Knoll. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Club Chairs in Green Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of Mies van der Rohe for Knoll lounge chair in original green leather.
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1970s Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Leather

S 533 All Seasons Cantilever Mesh Chair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 533 Technology becomes furniture; a striking invention becomes an elegant interior design object. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the first to provide the cantilever chair with...
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2010s German Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Paint

Early Barcelona Chairs by Mies van Der Rohe for Knoll. Brown Leather & Stainless
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four Early original 1960s production Barcelona chairs designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Brown leather with solid stainless steel frames. Not the chromed steel version, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Vintage Caramel Barcelona Chairs by Mies van der Rohe Knoll, 1970s
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Danville, CA
These Barcelona chairs were designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1929 and produced by Knoll International in the 1970s. The chairs feature an incredible hand dyed cognac leather uphol...
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1970s German Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

S 533 Cantilever Leather Chair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 533 Technology becomes furniture; a striking invention becomes an elegant interior design object. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the first to provide the cantilever chair with...
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2010s German Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR20 Mid Century Modern Cantilevered Arm Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Charles Stendig
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Amazingly timeless chair created in 1926 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Graceful lines in tubular chrome with minimal seat & back but supports so well. This is a 1970s edition of the M...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Black Leather Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Chairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Dronten, NL
Pair of Barcelona chairs by Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll International in black leather. Engraved in the frame and marked with Knoll logo at the bottom of the cushions. Wonderful vi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage MR20 Lounge Chairs in Leather by Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage MR20 lounge chairs designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Tubular chrome frames with dark green leather straps and cushions. 18" seat height. Signed with manufacture...
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1970s Bauhaus Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

S 533 Cantilever Chair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 533 Technology becomes furniture; a striking invention becomes an elegant interior design object. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the first to provide the cantilever chair with...
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2010s German Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Knoll International Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Brno Leather Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair Of Knoll International Mies Van Der Rohe Brno leather lounge chairs from 1971.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Authentic Vintage Pair of Leather Lounge Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very sleek pair of MR lounge chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe and produced by Knoll International, they retain their original black leather upholstery with its wonderful vintag...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Barcelona Lounge Chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Studios, Signed
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of gorgeous burgundy leather 'Barcelona' lounge chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Studios is double-signed on each piece, with Knoll Inc labels to the seat cushi...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Set of 4 Vintage Knoll Mies Van Der Rhoe Barcelona Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 4 Knoll Mies Van der Rhoe Barcelona Chairs. Iconic Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona lounge chair for Knoll International. Chrome plated steel frame and original cushio...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Barcelona Chair & Footstool by Knoll International, Early 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Lounge chair and footstool designed by Mies van der Rohe. U.S.A., Knoll International, Early 1970s. Original super vintage and patinated 'BARCELONA CHAIR' in brown leather. Chrome...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mr10 Cantilever Chairs in Leather, for Thonet
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Beirut, LB
Set of two MR10 cantilever chairs by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe for Thonet, from the Bauhaus movement. Curved chrome-plated tubular steel frame, providing flexibility for the entire c...
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Late 20th Century German Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pr. Vintage Barcelona Chairs Ca. 1970's
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of vintage Barcelona Chairs, having leather seats, and bright chrome frames. These chairs are vintage 1970's probably made in Italy, designed by Mies van der Rohe. Both are...
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Mid-20th Century Italian International Style Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel

8 Mies Van Der Rohe Leather MR10 Chairs for Knoll, 1970
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Chicago, IL
8 Mies van der Rohe MR10 chairs for Knoll, 1970, All chairs have original leather.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Barcelona chair with signature, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rode. Stainless steel and leather. Rohe signed this chair in 1961 at the Los Angeles showroom of Knoll.
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1960s American Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Museum Quality Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chairs with Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Dallas, TX
Someone heavily involved in the Mies catalogue raisonne project has personally confirmed that these chairs are in fact authentic Barcelona chairs manufactured by the German Company, ...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR Adjustable Chaise, Knoll, 1980
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR adjustable chaise, Knoll 1980. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe coral pink velvet cushions with leather strapping. Adjustable MR lounge chair chaise. Chairs ar...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mies van der Rohe MR20 Chrome & Wicker Lounge Chair, circa 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mies van der Rohe MR20 Chrome & Wicker Lounge Chair, circa 1970s A fine vintage Stendig / Italian made example, in well cared vintage condition, all the wicker is intact, retaining ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

S 533 Cantilever Chair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 533 Technology becomes furniture; a striking invention becomes an elegant interior design object. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the first to provide the cantilever chair with...
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2010s German Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Mr Lounge Chairs in Leather by Mies Van Der Rohe for Stendig
By Stendig Co., Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A lovely classic pair MR lounge chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe and produced by Stendig circa 1970's These feature chromed steel cantilever chair frames with gray leather seat c...
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1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

"Barcelona" Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll 1970s Black Leather Lounge Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Brescia, IT
Black leather in perfect condiction Upholstery in excellent condiction Chrome in excellent condiction "Knoll International" sticker label.   
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Tugendhat Chair Designed by Mies Van Der Rohe and Lilly Reich
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model MR70 Tugendhat chair designed by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. Manufactured by Alivar in the 1990s, the company that authorized to reproduce the furniture for the restorat...
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1990s Italian Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Mies van der Rohe Leather Lounge Chairs for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of MR30 cantilevered lounge chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, c.1960s. The chairs feature a tubular chrome plated steel frame with a camel colored leather seat and backrest...
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1960s American Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Early Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe by Stiegler 1950s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Aachen, NW
These rare Barcelona chairs were designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1929 for the famous Barcelona pavillon and produced by Stiegler in the 1950s. Stiegler was a small company who c...
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1950s German Bauhaus Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Rare 1960s Gerald R.Griffith Barcelona Chairs, Mies van der Rohe
By Gerald R. Griffith, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Buffalo, NY
A collector's pair! These stunning pair of Barcelona chairs were made by Gerald R. Griffith under the close supervision of Mies van der Rohe, Pre-Knoll,, The Griffith chairs have ext...
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1960s American Bauhaus Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Krefeld Brown Leather Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mies van der Rohe Krefeld lounge or club chair for Knoll with dark brown Spineybeck leather. Recent production of 2009, based on his 1930s designs for the Esters and Lange residences...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Barcelona Chairs with Single Ottoman by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed in 1929, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair remains an icon of modernist chair design. This pair of chairs and single ottoman, later Knoll productions, feature hand-...
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20th Century American Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Mies van der Rohe MR10 Sling Lounge Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Beirut, LB
A pair of vintage Mies van der Rohe cantilever lounges, model MR 10 produced by Knoll International The chair features Black belting leather used as slings for the backrest and seat...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel

1950's Knoll International Pair of Barcelona Chairs and Glass Top Coffee Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Munroe Falls, OH
1950’s Authentic Knoll Barcelona pair of chairs and coffee table by Mies van der Rohe. This is an exceptional pair of original authentic Barcelona chairs with matching coffee table ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

MR Lounge Chairs Mies Van Der Rohe Knoll Ass.
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Hudson, NY
Tubular stainless steel, polished finish seat and back saddle leather sling design by Mies Vean Der Rohe in 1930s this examples ate from 1070s manufactured by Knoll Associates paper ...
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1930s American Bauhaus Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern SELIG Barcelona Lounge Chair in Chrome and Faux Leather 1960s
By Selig, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: a vintage Lounge Chair in the Barcelona Tugendhat style designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Offering this Mid Century Modern Classic design circa196...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 4 Mies van der Rohe Leather MR10 Cantilever Chairs for Knoll Int'l
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe leather and chrome MR10 chairs for Knoll International. The chairs are of a cognac leather color with tubular chrome frames. Some of the chairs reta...
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1970s Bauhaus Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Eggplant Leather Barcelona Chair and Ottoman by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed in 1929, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair remains an icon of modernist chair design. This chair and ottoman, later Knoll productions, feature hand-polished premium...
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20th Century American Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR20 Lounge Chairs in Wicker and Chrome
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Stendig Co.
Located in London, GB
Designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) Maker: Stending 1970s Country: Germany/Denmark A set of four MR20 cantilevered chrome and wicker work seat chairs. This chair is a...
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1950s German Bauhaus Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Fully labeled Barcelona Chairs by L. Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Round Rock, TX
Pair of original and uncommon leather color Barcelona chairs designed by L. Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Red leather with attractive wear (please see photos). Chromed steel fram...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

L. Mies van der Rohe, 3 Barcelona Chair, 1962 Edition by Knoll International
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Munster, NRW
Very rare set - 3 identical Barcelona chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1962 for Knoll International. Chrome-plated steel frame with cognac-colored leather. The chairs are ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Knoll Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage black leather Knoll International Barcelona chair. Designed by Ludwig Mies vd Rohe in 1928. Good used condition with signs of wear. 1 avaible.
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Early 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lounge chairs are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lounge chairs collection, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 50 vintage editions of these items, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original lounge chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Charles Eames and Vladimir Kagan. The prices for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lounge chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$1,100 and tops out at US$65,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$5,200 on average.
Questions About Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was an architect and furniture designer who helped to define modernist design. He served as the director of the Bauhaus from 1930 to 1933 and moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1938. He designed many well-known buildings, including the Seagram Building in New York and the apartment towers on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, where he later lived. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Mies van der Rohe furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lived in the Lake Shore Drive apartment towers in Chicago. He moved to the city in 1938. Once there, Mies worked as an architect. He also served as the dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Mies van der Rohe furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was not famous for being a formalist. A formalist is a designer who adheres to strict rules of one particular style. Mies van der Rohe never attempted to work within the framework of one guiding architectural movement. Instead, he designed buildings and furniture to fit their purpose, always adhering to the principle of "less is more." Shop a range of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Mies van der Rohe was known for many things. Some people associate him with the Bauhaus School, which he led from 1930 to 1933. Others associate him with his most famous architectural designs, including the Seagram Building in New York. In addition, Mies van der Rohe was an influential furniture designer and the dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Find a collection of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Mies van der Rohe, say "meez van der roh." The architect and furniture designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe went simply by the name Mies, but you will often see him referred to as "Mies van der Rohe" or as the full "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe." His birth name was Maria Ludwig Michael Mies. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Mies van der Rohe furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is not famous for Gothic architecture. The period of Gothic architecture ranges from the 12th to 16th centuries. Mies van der Rohe was active from the 1920s to the 1960s. Historians consider him a modernist designer and architect. You'll find a collection of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Mies van der Rohe was not in De Stijl, an art movement active in the Netherlands from 1917 to 1931. However, the movement did influence his thinking about design and helped inspire his work as the director of the Bauhaus from 1930 to 1933. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Mies van der Rohe furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Mies van der Rohe was not a landscape architect. Although he had no formal architectural training, he designed many buildings around the world from the 1920s through the 1960s. Some of his most well-known designs include the Seagram Building in New York City, the Chicago Federal Complex and Farnsworth House, located in the suburbs of Chicago. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Mies van der Rohe furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Mies van der Rohe didn't win any major competitions. However, a well-known annual competition shares his name. The European Union awards the Mies van der Rohe Award for outstanding achievements in contemporary architecture every two years. Find a selection of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes. Although he didn't restrict himself to that particular architectural style, Mies van der Rohe is famous for the international style. His work and buildings created by his students and followers heavily influenced the movement. You can see hallmarks of the style in the simplicity of his work, as well as in his use of steel and plate glass construction materials. You'll find a range of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Mies van der Rohe is not most famous for the industrial style. However, many of his later buildings did employ materials typical in the style, such as industrial-grade steel and plate glass. You'll find a selection of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    There are numerous Mies van der Rohe buildings. The campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology is home to 20 of his designs, such as the Minerals and Metals Research Building and the Engineering Research Building. Other Mies van der Rohe buildings found in Chicago include the Promontory Apartments, the 860-880 Lake Shore Apartments, the Chicago Federal Center and the Esplanade Apartment Buildings. Shop a selection of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Marcel Breuer designed tubular steel furniture with Mies van der Rohe. It was Breuer who came up with the idea for using the material as a base for chairs, tables and other furnishings after he became fascinated by the frame of his bicycle. You'll find a variety of vintage tubular steel furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, not everything that Mies van der Rohe produced is considered Bauhaus architecture. Generally, designs he created during the early 1930s, like the Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, fall under the category. Mies van der Rohe continued to design buildings for decades to come and experimented in a variety of styles. Shop a collection of Mies van der Rohe furniture on 1stDibs.

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