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updated: october 2001

some chairs by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe


The Transatlantic The Lounge Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe from 1932
Mies is practically a synonime for the Bauhaus. This chair is the result of the current Bauhaus research for the use of new materials and consequently new forms in furniture design.
The famous Barcelona Chair was developed by Mies for the German Pavillon on the World Fair from 1929. This chair is practically the elected symbol of the Modern Movement, known to design for mass production. Actually it can be only produced in an artigianal way; welding joints and upholstery being work intensiv. Its modernity is in fact limited to the materials and the innovativ form.
want to know more about design in the Bauhaus? look at these links

andries van onck