Krefeld Sofa and Ottoman

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1927

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 ideal for public spaces, reception areas, universities and, of course, the living room.


Construction and Details
  • Available in Sofa and Settee sizes
  • Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Optional leather welt in matching or contrasting color
  • Cushions are high-density foam with Dacron top layer
  • Seat uses coil-spring suspension for enhanced comfort
  • Back uses dynamic suspension for added flexibility and support
  • Inner frame constructed in engineered hardwood and plywood
  • Legs are ash hardwood with 5 available stains
  • Legs attach to a metal plate connected to the frame and can be removed
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®


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  • color Clear/Light Oak
  • color Medium Cherry
  • color Light Walnut
  • color Deep Red Mahogany Lumber
  • color Wenge


Mies van der Rohe and his longtime collaborator Lilly Reich designed this lounge collection in 1927 for the Esters and Lange residences, designed by Mies, in Krefeld, Germany. A wonderful example of the syntax, skill and diversity of Mies’ work, the collection was originally specified in leather and reveals van der Rohe’s often-overlooked fondness for traditional furniture styles.

Recognizing the timeless appeal of the designs, KnollStudio brought the Krefeld Collection to production for the first time in 2003. Each piece is based on Lilly Reich’s original drawings, found in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Archive at the Museum of Modern Art. The introduction of the Krefeld Collection reflects Knoll’s celebration of timeless, enduring design, and underlines our continuing commitment to celebrate the legacy of Mies van der Rohe through his furniture.