Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The name of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is associated with the architecture and design of the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, Germany. Classic masterpieces of designer furniture are his Chaise Longue and his Cantilever Chair. Still more famous have ben his chair Brno (1930) and the combination of armchair and ottoman ("Barcelona"), which you can get as reeditions in our Timelessclassics Online Shop.
After his studies in Berlin Ludwig Mies van der Rohe joined Peter Behrens architecturial office in 1908. Later (1919) he became a member of the revolutionary Novembergruppe as a leader of the architecture section. He became well-known with his vice-presidency of the Deutscher Werkbund in 1926 and organized the Stuttgart exhibition in 1929. The German pavillon for the Barcelona Exhibition was also designed by Mies van der Rohe. A great masterpiece was his plan and design of the Tugendhat House in Brno, Czechoslovakia.
Van der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus after its move to Dessau. Under the Nazi regime van der Rohe emigrated to the USA (1938), where he became a teacher at the Armour Institute in Chicago.
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