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The Mies van der Rohe Tubular Brno MR50 was originally designed as dining chairs for the Villa Tugendhat House. Mies constructed the chair with chromium-plated steel tubes and thick horsehair that were upholstered with white calfskin. Joseph Muller and the Bamberg Metallwerkstatten, Berlin were contracted to produce the original chair.
The design of the Tubular Steel Brno was based up the earlier MR series that Mies had produced. The pitch of the back of the MR series was not suitable as a dining chair, thus the Brno Chairs were developed in 1929.
Both a tubular and flat steel version were developed by Mies for the Tugendhat House. The tubular version was used as a dining chair, while the flat bar version was used as part of the bedroom furniture.
The Mies van der Rohe's Tubularn Brno has gone on to be one of the most successful dining, visitor and conference chairs. Its cantilever frame provides a great amount of comfort and some spring. Its timeless design makes it a wonderful addition to nearly any indoor environment.
Made in Italy. Standard black leather in-stock. Colored leathers are factory direct.
Dimensions: H 31 1/2" D 23 1/4" W 21 1/2"; SH 17 1/2; ArH 26 1/2"
Material: Tubular chrome armchair with an upholstered seat and back. (We offer the thicker seat profile as shown; thin seat on request.)