Bauhaus furniture history - Bauhaus designers and their biography:



Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Aachen. After his training as an architect, he worked as a draftsman of stucco ornaments at an Aachen architect office. In 1905 he went to Berlin, where he worked with Bruno Paul. In 1907 he designed his first building. From 1908 to 1911 he was a member of Peter Behrens.

In 1919 he joined the revolutionary November Group and led the architecture section. In 1926, he became vice president of "Deutscher Werkbund" and he was responsible for the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart in 1927. In 1929 he designed the German Pavilion for the International Exhibition of Barcelona and 1929/30 the Tugendhat House* in Brno. In 1931 he participated in the Berlin Building Exhibition and signed a contract with Thonet Mundus, which he transferred to the exclusive rights to market 15 of his chair designs.

In 1930, he was (last) director of the Bauhaus. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States and became a professor at the Armour Institute (now Illinois in Institute of Technology) in Chicago.
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