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Design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1927. By Knoll.  This 1927 design icon features tubular steel with cantilevered seating from the mind of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Inspired by the lines of tubular iron rockers... Read More
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MR Chair
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MR Chair

Item #: KNL-256

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Design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1927.
By Knoll.

This 1927 design icon features tubular steel with cantilevered seating from the mind of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Inspired by the lines of tubular iron rockers designed in Europe during the mid-19th century, Mies incorporated a new material and a new technology in the use of the cantilever principle. The MR Chair is a sublime example of the designer's rational approach to design and the aphorism that "less is more". With minimal materials, this chair makes a grand statement. The chair is available with or without arms and in three supple cowhide colors.

Awards include The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 1977 and Design Center Stuttgart Award, W. Germany 1978.

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The MR Chair is Greenguard certified. The KnollStudio logo and signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are stamped into the base of the MR Chair. Every piece of furniture has an individual production number of identification and authenticity. Four molded clear plastic glides with twin-pin snap-in construction included with all MR Chairs.

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Material(s): Tubular stainless steel and thick cowhide sling with leather laces

Dimensions:

  • Arm Chair: 21"W X 32.5"D X 31"H
  • Arm Chair Seat Height: 18"H
  • Armless Chair: 19.25"W X 27.25"D X 31"H
  • Armless Chair Seat Height: 18"H

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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.

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Knoll

Manufacturer: Knoll

Brand Beginnings Knoll was founded in 1938 by Hans and Florence Knoll who sought to create new types of furniture and environments for the home and workplace. Their approach was to join craftsmanship with technology through the use of design and to create beautiful home furnishings that stood the test of time visually, functionally and practically. The pair sought out designers willing to change the landscape of modern design, daring to ask how furniture could work better. These landmark collaborations, with pioneering modernists like Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia and Richard Schultz built a brand that today contains many of the hallmarks of modern design.

Knoll Today Knoll enjoys brand recognition throughout the world for its modern classics as well as groundbreaking new products formulated under new deigner partnerships. Few companies can match the array of Knoll products, which combine a modernist aesthetic with residential appeal. This point of view nurtured by Florence Knoll, has become the trademark of Knoll design. Today, it connects to a new generation seeking workplaces and homes that are comfortable for and beautiful for everyday living.

A Signature Piece The highly coveted Barcelona® Chair is, with little doubt, the signature Knoll piece. Designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it is one of the most recognized objects of the last century, and an icon of the modern movement. Skilled craftsman construct this exquisite chair by hand every day. From leather produced from a single cowhide, 40 individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather buttons to upholster the chair. Premium cushions are highly resilient with a down-like softness that surrounds the sitter in luxurious comfort. Cushions are suspended by upholstery straps in cowhide belting leather over a metal frame that is hand-ground and hand-buffed to a mirror finish. Meticulously detailed, Barcelona continues to appeal to customers worldwide some 85 years after its introduction.

Why Knoll? The Knoll names offers a rich design history – a legacy of iconic designers and inventive new collaborations. Their focus on quality and responsible manufacturing means that each piece transcends multiple generations in both use and appeal. Knoll offers furniture, accessories, textiles, felts and leathers that stimulate the senses and allow you to express who you are and what you value. They take great pride in creating the best possible product and the happiest possible customer.

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