Mies van der Rohe

1886 - 1969

Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Exposition Bench

Mies, like many of his post World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential 20th century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces.

His furniture is known for fine craftsmanship, a mix of traditional luxurious fabrics like leather combined with modern chrome frames, and a distinct separation of the supporting structure and the supported surfaces, often employing cantilevers to enhance the feeling of lightness created by delicate structural frames. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the pioneers of Modernism. It is without debate that this innovative architect and designer was a pivotal figure in the Modernist Movement. His chair designed for the 1929 International Exposition Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain stands to be the iconic piece that many agree embodies all of his principals and philosophies in one masterpiece of design.

Formato nello studio di Peter Behrens (come Gropius e Le Corbusier) e cresciuto negli influssi del De Stijl, nel 1930 Mies Van Der Rohe fu chiamato alla direzione della Bauhaus, succedendo a Annes Meier, che tenne fino alla sua chiusura.

Non solo autore di costruzioni rivoluzionarie ma anche di mobili di volta in volta ad esse dedicate: alla costruzione del sobborgo di Stoccarda "Wessenhof" (1927), all'allestimento del Padiglione Tedesco all'Esposizione Internazionale di Barcelona (1929), al progetto della Casa Tugendhat a Brno sono legati disegni di sedie e poltrone di estrema raffinatezza ed eleganza.

Our Designs

Mies van der Rohe We offer the finest productions of Mies van der Rohe furniture on the market. Using only the finest material available in combination with the designer's original specifications, we have created pieces that are true to the exact geometry of the original Mies van der Rohe designs and exceed his expectations for quality. The end result is a work of truly "Refined Comfort"¯.

Mies van der RoheAll of our editions are made of 100% Italian leather, manufactured in Italy, by the Mastrotto Group. Based in Arzignano (Vicenza, Italy), the Mastrotto Group is the gold standard for world wide hide production and one of the most important global sources for the creation of upholstery, furniture, and leather goods. They are the exclusive source for all of the leather used in Mercedes Benz and BMW automobiles!

As Seen in Modern Home
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Steel Frames & Seat Suspension Systems

The frame is the structural beginning of any quality furniture piece. Most of our exposed metal frame designs are constructed of the highest furniture grade stainless steel. We use stainless steel because it offers a lifetime of value to our customers. It will not tarnish and it has an inherent quality of aging to an elegant and classic soft patina character¯. Stainless steel may be re-polished many times to restore the metal appearance to its original new appearance. Chrome steel plated frames do not offer these unique and superior qualities.

Our product engineers have developed a proprietary seat platform support system that is unique to many of our seating products. With advanced modern technologies in webbing support structure materials now available, we have developed a superior seat support system that supersedes the neo-modern nylon strap support systems¯ and the eight-way hand tied spring systems. Unlike these old technology furniture methods of seat support that have tendencies to wear and sag, our system offers superior time and wear seat support.

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