This Mies van der Rohe Inspired Two Seat Sofa clearly embodies the spirit of his Pavilion Series offering both the tailored look of a tufted upholstery as well as the sleek streamlined appearance of other pieces such as his BRNO chair. It is a wonderful example of the Bauhaus style offering a combination of simple form with a modern touch of comfort.
Mies Van der Rohe was born in Germany in 1886. At the age of 19 he moved to Berlin, and starting working with the Art Nouveau architect and furniture designer Bruno Paul. Just a year later, he received his first commission for an architectural design for a local philosopher's home. Over the next 10 years he studied the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Karl Friedrich Schinkel. By 1912, he had his own studio in Berlin.
In 1927 Mies Van der Rohe designed one of the design community's most famous buildings, The German Pavilion at the International Exposition in Barcelona Spain. In it contained one of interior design's most famous chairs, the Pavilion Chair. The Pavilion in which he presented his Pavilion Chair had a flat roof supported by columns, while the interior was constructed of glass and marble. Mies van der Rohe was Director of The Bauhaus School from 1930-1933. In 1937 he moved to Chicago where he became the Head of the architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During the next 15 years of his career, he designed skyscrapers for nearly every major city in America.
Mies van der Rohe is generally recognized as one of the founding fathers of Modernism, and the most purists of Modern architects. A constructional clarity, free-flowing space and careful detailing, in accordance with his famous maxim "less is more" characterize his work. Mies van der Rohe ranks as one of the most important twentieth-century designers based on his range of designs - from the functional simplicity of the cantilever chairs to the luxurious comfort of the Pavilion chair.
Made In Italy.
Dimensions: H 34 1/2" x D 36 1/2" x W 69"
Materials: Two seat sofa with upholstered polyurethane cushions. Tubular steel legs finished in polished chrome.
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