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Design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1930.
A simple profile, clean lines and meticulous attention to detail have made Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 1930 Brno Chair an icon of 20th-Century design.
Conceived by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for the now legendary Tugendhat house in Brno, Czech Republic, this modern classic's form reflects the spare-ness of Mies's designs for the house and its interiors. Knoll continues to produce each chair to Mies's original specifications, thanks to a collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Archives and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Flat Bar Brno Chair features a frame in 304 bar stock stainless steel which is hand-grained and hand-buffed to a mirror finish. There are no visible connections between the seat and frame. Offered in Stainless Steel or Mirrored Chrome finish. The Brno seat and back are constructed of durable hardwood and cushioned with variable density foam. Dymetrol seat suspension enhances the chair's comfort level. Optional glides can be purchased and are recessed in the base of the frame (sold separately, see options).
This modern masterpiece was awarded a space in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 1977.
Select Mirror Chrome or Stainless Steel finish, with or without Arm Pads and optional glides. Then select upholstery textile and color. Also offered in a Tubular frame version.
The Flat Bar Brno Chair is Greenguard certified. The KnollStudio logo and signature Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are stamped into the frame under the arm of the chair.
Material(s): Steel, hardwood and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
Designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus. He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson, a cluster of residential towers along Chicago's Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.View other products by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Knoll believes good design is good business. A commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Recognized as a design leader worldwide, Knoll products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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