Designer Spotlight: Mies van der Rohe
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Born in Germany in 1886, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe broke new ground with his architectural designs. He started out as a draftsman before striking out later on his own. During World War I, Mies served in the German military. He then became a well-known architect in Germany, creating such structures as the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. In the late 1930s, Mies emigrated to the United States. There he created such well-known Modernist works as the Lake Shore Drive Apartments and the Seagram Building. He died in 1969.
Designed for the renowned van der Rohe building, the Tugendhat house in Brno, Czechoslovakia, these chairs reflect the simplicity and sophistication of their intended surroundings.
- TGM Team