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Design Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1930 Flat bar steel frame, upholstery Made in USA by Knoll
Designed by Mies for his renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, this chair - with its lean profile, clean lines and meticulous attention to detail - reflects the groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment.
The Tugendhat House, often considered to be Mies van der Rohe’s defining residential work, is the summation of his ideas incorporated at every level of the design. Architectural historian Peter Blake explains in his book Master Builders: “As in every one of his designs, from skyscrapers to dining chairs, Mies reduces each object to its essential elements, and then refined each detail to a point of almost breathtaking beauty and eloquence. There was nothing in this house that did not reflect this process of distillation to the point of utter perfection — not a window mullion, not a heating pipe, not a lighting fixture, not an ashtray.”
While there were 24 Tubular Brno Chairs in the Tugendhat House, there was only one Flat Bar Brno chair in master bedroom and, unlike the tubular version, the design was not subsequently put into production. In 1958 Phillip Johnson requested that Knoll produce the flat bar Brno Chair for use in his design of the Four Seasons restaurant. After making a few slight adjustments, including added cushioning — all with the approval of Mies — Knoll reintroduced the chair in 1958 and continues to produce each chair to Mies’ exacting standards, thanks to a collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Archives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS
Frame is polished chrome-plated steel
No visible connections between seat and frame
Seat has an inner hardwood frame cushioned with variable density foam. Dymetrol seat suspension enhances comfort level
GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products
Can be specified with optional matching armpads as well as with four charcoal-colored nylon glides recessed in base of frame.
CA Modern Home is an Authorized Dealer for Knoll. Please call our Product Specialist at1.800.605.1859 for questions regarding custom Fabric & Leather options.
22.75" w | 22.5" d | 31.5" h | seat: 17.5" h | arms: 25.75" h
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