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Set of Six Polished Steel Brno Arm Chairs by Brueton

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This set of six Brno chairs with their solid, polished steel frames date from the 1970s-1980s and are upholstered in a salmon colored ultra-suede fabric. The metal is in very good condition and the fabric does show wear. Note: Arm height is 26.25" (including arm pad). Note: Seat depth is 17.50". Note: Seat height is 17.50". Note: Chairs weigh approximately 50lbs each (see images). Note: See photos that show lite swirl marks on the metal ( see images for examples of this). Mainly this is on the bases and if you need additionl images let us know. There is only normal wear I would say to the pieces. Mainly on the base you will see lite swirl marks on the metal surface from years of being dusted and I'm sure overtime some one ran the vacuum cleaner across them. And some marks (nothing noteworthy) where ones hands, watch straps, bracelets and rings would be in contact with the curve of the arm just beneath the upholsterd pad. Again, the chairs can be 40 years (+-) and look good. The upholstery fabric shows it age and from the color of the fabric we date them to the 1980s. FYI. The Brno chair (model number MR50) is a modernist cantilever chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich in 1929-1930 for the bedroom of the Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic. The design was based on similar chairs created by Mies van der Rohe also working with Lilly Reich, such as the MR20 chair with wicker seat from 1927; all building on earlier designs of Mart Stam.

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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 design for the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona (commonly referred to as his Barcelona Pavilion), 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 his most famous furniture designs. Mies pieces such as the Barcelona chair, chaise and stools, 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.

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