• Knoll Mlies Four Season by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Four Season by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Four Season by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Four Season by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Four Season by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe

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Four Seasons Barstool

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1958

Created in 1958 for the Four Seasons Restaurant at the Seagram Building in New York, this design is believed to be a collaborative effort between Mies van der Rohe, who designed the building, and Phillip Johnson, who designed the restaurant. The cantilevered chrome frame, lean profile and meticulous craftsmanship complement van der Rohe’s Flat Bar Brno Chair, which was specified throughout the restaurant. In 2006 Knoll brought the design into mass production for the first time ever.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Seat upholstered over a foam cushion reinforced with a plywood form
  • Stitching detail is found on the rear left hand corner of the stool
  • Frame is bent steel with chrome plating
  • Available in bar height only
  • The KnollStudio logo and signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are stamped into each piece
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

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  • color Chrome

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In the mid-1950s the Bronfman family, owners of the Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Corporation, decided to commemorate the company’s centennial by building a modern office tower on Park Avenue in New York. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was selected as architect for the Seagram Building and Philip Johnson was named as his cooperating local partner.

Johnson’s most memorable contribution to the project was the design of the interiors of The Four Seasons restaurant on the ground floor of the building. Johnson, a disciple of Mies, faithfully specified the modern master’s furniture throughout the interior. A Barcelona table and chairs were used in the lobby, and the flat-bar Brno chair was developed for use in the two large dining rooms.

In the bar room, Johnson specified a stool of Miesian style and proportion. No prior drawings by Mies exist for this design and it is thought that it was most likely a collaborative effort by Johnson and Mies. The restaurant opened in November of 1959. In 2004, Carl Magnusson developed the stool for production in Italy; it was introduced in 2006.