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Design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1927.
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.
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.
Material(s): Tubular stainless steel and thick cowhide sling with leather laces
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
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