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MR chaise longue

By Knoll


  • Description

    The MR Collection represents some of the earliest steel furniture designs by Mies van der Rohe. The material choice was inspired by fellow Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer, while the forms are thought to be modern derivatives of 19th century iron rocking chairs.

    Awards: The Museum of Modern Art , New York, USA, 1977
    Design Center Stuttgart Award, Germany, 1978

  • Technical Info

    W62 x L120 x H95 cm

    Frame: Tubular chrome polished finish.

    Upholstery Straps: Cowhide belting straps with front, back, and sides all stained. Upholstery is sandwiched to belting thickness on both front and back, with sides left natural.

    Upholstery: Leather is crafted in a series of quilted and seamed cushion sections.

    Note: The KnollStudio logo and signature of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are stamped into each piece.

    Upholstery can be specified in a wide range of Spinneybeck® leathers.
    For more options please contact one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus.
    He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson, a cluster of residential towers along Chicago's Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.

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    • Sabrina white (SA785)
    • Volo leather (VOblack)
    • Volo leather coffeebean (VO947)
    • Volo leather constantinople (VO0983)
    • Volo leather maroon (VO908)
    • Volo leather parchment (VO0960)
    • Volo leather toast (VO0903)

  • Delivery

    7-9 weeks
    Made to order item

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