In 1929 Mies van der Rohe designed the German Pavilion for the International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. In it contained what was to become one of interior design's most famous chairs, the Pavilion Chair and Ottoman. Using flat steel and a cantilever scissor form structure, the Pavilion Ottoman has a fairly rigid structure.
Mies van der Rohe's original Pavilion Ottoman used a frame of chromium-plated steel strips with horsehair cushions resting on thick belt leather straps. The steel strip design and 'x' joint had to be welded and polished by hand in a laborious operation. The Pavilion chair's intricate leatherwork used square tiles that were sewn together, then piped and buttoned.
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 American city.
Handmade in Italy.
Dimensions: H 15" D 23 1/4" W 23 1/4"
Material: Ottoman with flat chrome frame upholstered in individual leather tiles that are sewn together with leather piping and leather upholstered buttons. Springing by means of hide straps.
Standard black leather in-stock. Colored leathers are factory direct.
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