This MR Armchair was designed by Mies van Der Rohe at the Bauhaus in 1927; the wicker-work on this chair was created by Lilly Reich, assistant to Mies.
Mies van der Rohe’s MR chairs were designed for the Weissenholf housing development project. The chair uses a tubular steel frame that retains 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. The armchair is a stellar 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 modern classic 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 Tugendhat House, the Seagram Building in New York, and the Lange House cemented his name as a legend of modern classic design.
This reproduction of Mies van der Rohe’s Cantilever Cane Armchair (MR20) is carefully hand crafted in Tuscany, Italy. Both the cane and hide leather version are finished in polished chrome.
Dimensions: H 32 1/2" D 33 1/2" W 22 1/2"; SH 17 1/2" ArH 25 3/4"
Materials: Tubular chrome steel frame armchair with a cane seat and back.
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