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Design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1930.
Designed in 1930 for the Tugendhat house in Brno, Czechoslovakia, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Brno Chair mirrors the groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment. The Chair is available in two versions: the Brno Tugendhat (thin seat/back) and the Brno Classic (thick seat/back). Chairs are available in Stainless Steel or Mirror Chrome finish.
An icon of 20th-century design, the Brno Chair is celebrated for its lean profile, clean lines and meticulous craftsmanship. Available in thin- and thick-seat versions, with hand-ground, hand-buffed stainless steel frames. The Tubular Brno Chair features a frame of tubular pre-stressed, pre-buffed 14 gauge stainless steel or 11 gauge steel with mirror chrome finish. Clean, seamless joints and hidden drilled or countersunk holes (as opposed to punched) render the chair free of deformation. The mirror chrome-plating process includes lengthy nickel and silicone coatings for rust protection and increased durability. An inner hardwood frame is cushioned with variable density foam. And Dymetrol seat suspension enhances the comfort level. Optional glides can be purchased and are placed in specially drilled holes in the base of the frame (sold separately, see options). Select Mirror Chrome or Stainless Steel finish, with or without optional glides. Then select upholstery textile and color. Also offered in a Flat Bar frame version.
Awarded a space in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 1977.
The Tubular 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): Tubular steel and fabric (content dependent on textile selection)
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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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