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Pair of MR20 Armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, Signed

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An incredible set of two (2) signed cantilevered MR 20 armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. In excellent showroom condition, this collectible pair of arm chairs possess their original Knoll Made in Italy labels. The black saddle leather and belting is made from high quality leather as you would expect from Knoll. Knoll designs have been often copied so we highly suggest only purchasing signed examples. This pair is signed with Knoll labels as seen in the photos. Whether you're a designer seeking a quintessential piece or a collector adding to your modern design collection, these iconic chairs stand the test of time. Perfect for a Mid-Century Modern home or office, but can also work great in a Contemporary, Minimalistic, Postmodern, chinoiserie, Traditional, Transitional or Mixed-Style room. Can work great with other American Modern designs but also consider mixing with Danish Modern, Scandinavian Modern, Brazilian modern and Italian Modern designs. Consider for your or your client's, office, showroom, studio or home, consider using this chair in your living room, den or bedroom, it is quite attractive and comfortable and can be utilized in many different types of room settings. Also consider for commercial or hospitality uses such as a lobby lounge or bar, or executive office or boutique retail store. Great creative ideas to use as low chairs, easy chairs, side chairs, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference or meeting room chairs, guest chairs, lobby chairs, lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. Condition: Excellent condition with only very light wear. Well cared for by the original owners, these examples are ready for immediate use. Measurements: H 32.75" x W 22" x D 32" Seat height 18.75" Seat depth 16.5" Arm height 26.5".

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  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent condition with only very light wear. Well cared for by the original owners, these examples are ready for immediate use.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.75 in. x W 22 in. x D 32 in.H 83.19 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 81.28 cm
  • Seat Height
    18.75 in. (47.63 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1330217347212
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About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.


     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.


     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

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