Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Pair of Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs for Knoll International

$895Asking Priceper set

About

An excellent pair of Brno tubular chairs in indigo blue wool upholstery. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for the Tugendhat House. Chrome-plated steel frame. Signed label Knoll International. Arm height is 25.5". Offered in separate listings are matching pairs of Brno tubular chairs in crimson red, Byzantium purple and pine green wool.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Width: 22.25 in. (56.52 cm)Depth: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good original condition. Minor wear consistent with age and use. Some minor wear and fading to the upholstery.
  • Seller Location
    South Bend, IN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU274537818853

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $570 White Glove Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: South Bend, IN
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Designer)

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, 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.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in South Bend, IN
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2017
679 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Special order red leather chairs upholstered by Knoll. Beautiful showing very little use.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

MR 30/5 Lounge Chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International, Signed Pair
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare no longer produced design, this incredible pair of early production double-signed cantilevered MR 30/5 lounge chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International, both ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of four Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Special order set of four red leather chairs upholstered by Knoll. Beautiful showing very little use.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mies Van Der Rohe Pair of Brno Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in North Hollywood, CA
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 pa...
Category

20th Century American Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 10 Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Tubular Chrome Brno Dining Chairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 10 tubular chrome Brno armchairs designed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International. Needs new upholstery for perfection. We can offer this service.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Tubular Brno Chairs Excellent 20 Available
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Hudson, NY
Excellent condition original Brno chairs made by Knoll. All labels present and arms are imprinted on the underside with the Knoll imprint as well as the Mies van der Rohe signature. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Chrome

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona Chair, 1962 by Knoll International Leather
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Beautiful, original Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International. Fully chromed steel with leather cushions in cognac. The frame has the early "western K" ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Knoll International Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe, Signed & Dated 1986
By Knoll, Lilly Reich, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Being one of the most copied designs (and a timeless Classic), we never purchase unsigned Barcelona chairs and we suggest you be hesitant when considering an unsigned example, so of ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery