Mies van der Rohe’s MR chairs were designed in 1927 for the Weissenholf housing development project along with Mart Stam’s cantilever chair. The chair uses a small gauge tubular steel frame that retained a certain amount spring providing extra added comfort to the clean design. The chairs are part of the MR series of seating that exhibit Mies van der Rohe’s first use of bent tubular steel in its design. It is a marvelous example of Mies’ use of a single closed structural line.
Though early version of this cantilever chair were available in the Bauhaus colors of red, blue or yellow, today’s reproductions are finished with polished chrome.
Mies van der Rohe was one of the leaders of the Modern Movement and is widely regarded as a master of furniture design. Over a period of 50 years Mies van der Rohe was responsible for many of the world’s most important designs in architecture, furniture, lighting, and modern design philosophy. Such important designs as the Barcelona Pavilion, the Seagram Building in New York, and the Farnsworth House cemented his name as a legend of modern classic design.
This reproduction of Mies van der Rohe’s Cantilever Chair (MR10) is carefully hand crafted in Tuscany, Italy. Both the cane and hide leather version are finished in polished chrome.
Made In Italy.
Dimensions: H 33" D 27 1/4" W 19"; SH 18 1/2"
Materials: Tubular chrome side chair with a hide leather seat and back.
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