• Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe
  • Knoll Mlies Tublar Brno by Ludwig Mlies van der Rohe

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Brno Chair - Tubular

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ca. 1930

Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for his renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, the Brno Chair reflects the groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment. The chair, an icon of 20th-century design, is celebrated for its lean profile, clean lines and  exquisite details. The Tubular Brno chair is available in thin- and thick-seat versions with hand-buffed stainless steel or mirror chrome frames.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Thin-seat version, modeled after the original 1929 specifications, is available
  • Frame available in chrome painted 11 gauge steel. The mirror chrome-plating process includes lengthy nickel and silicone coatings for rust protection and increased durability
  • Frame available in tubular, pre-stressed, pre-buffed 14 gauge stainless steel
  • 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
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

Downloads for Brno Chair - Tubular

General Info

Planning Tools

Finishes

Available in a variety of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck Leathers.

See approval matrices in the downloads section for more detail.

  • color Chrome
  • color Polished Stainless Steel

Dimensions

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.