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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

About the designer: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became Director of the Bauhaus. He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia and the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson. In furniture design, van der Rohe is best known for the Brno chair and the Barcelona series for Knoll International - the day bed, chair, stool and table all being exquisite examples of twentieth centur ...

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