Mies van der Rohe's MR40 Lounge Chair was designed in 1931. The MR series was the first tubular steel frame furniture structures that Mies designed. Inspired by Mart Stam's cantilever frame, Mies' continuous shape is seen in other furniture pieces by this master.
Mies van der Rohe’s term “less is more” will be forever ingrained in the philosophy of modern industrial designers and architects. His impact on furniture design and architecture are as strong today as they were in the 1930s. Born in Germany, Mies van der Rohe was the Director of the Bauhaus from 1930 – 1933. He immigrated to the United States in 1938 and continued his design career. He is responsible for a number of famous architectural projects including the Seagram Building in New York, the Berlin National Gallery, and 860-880 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
This lounge takes advantage of the aesthetic qualities of tubular steel, a supposedly utilitarian material, while exuding luxury through the contrast between padded leather and the minimalism of its chrome frame.
Manufactured in Italy.
Dimensions: H 33" D 36 1/4" W 25 1/2"
Materials: Upholstered lounge chair with foam cushions and tubular chrome arms and frame.
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