Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Armchair MR20, 1927


Chromed tubular steel, woven cane, brown varnished

h. 80 - 82 cm, w. 56 cm, d. 84,5 cm, steel tube dia. 2,4 cm

The so-called Weißenhof-chair, a tubular steel cantilever chair without
back legs, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1927, has become a
well known design classic. Executed very likely before 1931 by
Berliner Metallgewerbe Joseph Müller or Bamberg Metallwerkstätten,
Berlin, possibly Thonet, Berlin.


not marked


Collection Jens Christian Jensen, one of the best known
German art historians and museum director of the Kunsthalle Kiel
for about 20 years.


Alexander von Vegesack, Deutsche Stahlrohrmöbel -
650 Modelle aus Katalogen von 1927 - 1958, Munich 1986,
pag. 18, 62 - 67; Torsten Bröhan, Thomas Berg, Design Classics
1880 - 1930, Cologne 2001, pag. 95

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