Krefeld Lounge Seating

Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1930

Designed in 1927, the Krefeld Collection features the pure composition and sobering simplicity characteristic of all of Mies van der Rohe’s work. The classic detailing, clean lines and exceptional comfort make the Krefeld Collection at home in any décor.

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The Krefeld Collection has been produced in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art using drawings from the Mies van der Rohe archive.

Characterised by classic detailing, clean lines and exceptional comfort, the Krefeld Collection is ideal for public spaces, reception areas, universities and hotels.

The scale of the Krefeld Collection makes it ideal for small spaces.

The collection includes a lounge chair, 2 seat sofa, 3 seat sofa and ottoman.


Inner frame in engineered hardwood.

Frame features coil-spring suspension for enhanced comfort.

High resilient foam cushions with Dacron top layer.

Ottoman features dual density foam for added softness.


Finishes on legs are natural beech or two stained beech options.

Upholstery options include a selection of fabrics and Spinneybeck leather. This product is available with foam that meets requirements for BS5852.



Lounge chair
83cm W x 69cm D x 76cm H with seat height of 44cm.

2 seat sofa
145cm W x 69cm D x 76cm H  with seat height of 44cm.

3 seat sofa
207cm W x 69cm D x 76cm H  with seat height of 44cm.

66cm W x 52cm D x 43cm H.

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As a rising figure of the modernist movement, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was selected to design the Weimar Republic’s Pavilion for the Barcelona Industrial Exposition of 1929.

Through masterful proportioning and planning, Mies created a rhythmic and entirely unprecedented space, which elevated industrial-age materials to a level of grace never before achieved. Inside, Mies included chairs and stools conceived as a resting place for the King and Queen of Spain. Determined to create a chair worthy of royalty, Mies is thought to have based the designs, with their signature criss-cross frames, on the campaign chairs of Ancient Rome. Mies: “I feel that it must be possible to harmonise the old and new in our civilisation.”

Although the Barcelona Pavilion only stood for seven months, it is recognised as a defining achievement of modern architecture, as are the accompanying Barcelona Chairs (although the King and Queen reportedly never sat in them).

Mies, a close friend and mentor to Florence Knoll during her time at the Illinois Institute of Technology, formally granted Knoll the production rights to the Barcelona Chair and Stool in 1953. The designs immediately became a signature of the Knoll brand and have been built to Mies van der Rohe’s exacting standards ever since.

Discover the story of the Barcelona Chair

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus.

He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson, a cluster of residential towers along Chicago's Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 - 1969) Birthplace Germany