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    Upholstery Available Online (in colors shown above)

     

     

    Construction and Details
    • Frame is chrome-plated 11 gauge steel. The mirror chrome-plating process includes lengthy nickel and silicone coatings for rust protection and increased durability. All chairs are polished to a mirror finish
    • Clean, seamless joints and hidden drilled or countersunk holes (as opposed to punched) render the chair free of deformation
    • Seat has an inner hardwood frame cushioned with variable density foam. Dymetrol seat suspension enhances comfort level
    Additional options available. Call 800 343-5665 to order
    • Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
    • Frame available in tubular, pre-stressed, pre-buffed 14 gauge stainless steel
    • Thin-seat version, modeled after the original 1929 specifications, is also available
    Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products
    Knoll Home Design Shop 212 343-4190 | hours: M-F 11-7, Sat 10-6

     

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    The Tugendhat House, often considered to be Mies van der Rohe’s defining residential work, is the summation of his ideas incorporated at every level of the design. Architectural historian Peter Blake explains in his book Master Builders: “As in every one of his designs, from skyscrapers to dining chairs, Mies reduces each object to its essential elements, and then refined each detail to a point of almost breathtaking beauty and eloquence. There was nothing in this house that did not reflect this process of distillation to the point of utter perfection — not a window mullion, not a heating pipe, not a lighting fixture, not an ashtray.”
     

    Placed at dining tables, desks and side tables, there are thought to have been 24 Tubular Brno Chairs in the original house. Thanks to a collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Archives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Knoll continues to produce each chair to the original specifications.

     

    Regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s ‘less-is-more’ approach to design was the gold standard for many generations of modern architecture. His legendary career started humbly at his father’s stonemasonry business, giving him an early appreciation of material and structure. From there he apprenticed with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin before joining the office of Peter Behrens, an architect and painter at the forefront of the modern movement.

    In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin. Through furniture, residential projects and extraordinary, yet unrealized concepts for skyscrapers, he gained recognition as a leader of the German modern movement. As such, he was selected to design the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.

    Mies served as Vice President of the Deutsher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus from 1930 until it closed in 1933. He immigrated to the United States in 1938 to become the director of architecture at the Armour Institute (later the Illinois Institute of Technology). From his Chicago-based practice, Mies designed a portfolio of buildings that changed the face of American institutional architecture ― the most notable examples being the IIT campus and the Seagram Building in New York.