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Pair of Brno Chairs in Elephant Grey Leather by Knoll Studio

US$2,500Asking Price

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Pair of flat bar Brno chairs in elephant grey leather by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knolls. Iconic Mid-Century Modern design features cantilevered steel frames with polished chrome finish. Frames have skyscraper inspired design with hidden joints and hardware. Great looking from all angles with versatile use in either home dining or office settings. Signed Knoll Studio on underside of steel frame with Knoll seat cover on underside of seat.

Details

  • Creator
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 25.75 in. (65.41 cm)Depth: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolychromedSteel,PolishedChrome,Leather
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2008
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very minor wear to one spot on backside of one of the chairs, consistent with use.
  • Seller Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU911010462861

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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 work on the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona (commonly referred to as the Barcelona Pavilion) — which Mies codesigned with Lilly Reich, his creative and romantic partner — 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 the most famous furniture designs authored by him or codesigned with Reich. Pieces designed by Mies and Reich such as the Barcelona chair, stools and daybed, 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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