Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Background: One of the most celebrated Modernist designers and architects, Mies van der Rohe’s contributions are vast. After succeeding Walter Gropius as director of the Bauhaus, Mies emigrated from Germany to the U.S., where he designed such legendary structures as the Farnsworth House outside Chicago and the Seagram Building in New York.
Iconic Piece: The Barcelona Chair, originally designed as a seat for the king and queen of Spain at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.