New! Print Catalog Issue 09
modern design for the home

mr chaise lounge

by Mies Van Der Rohe from Knoll

mr chaise lounge

Design Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1927
Tubular steel frame, belting straps, upholstery
Made by Knoll

"Architecture is a language, when you are very good you can be a poet." -Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

Influenced by Marcel Breuer's use of tubular steel, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe quickly recognized the compatibility of this revolutionary material with the contemporary design ethos. Inspired by the lines of tubular iron rockers designed in Europe during the mid-19th century, Mies incorporated a new material and a new technology in the use of the cantilever principle. The MR Collection of tubular steel lounge furniture includes the MR chairs, chaise lounge, and adjustable chaise lounge.

Knoll is the only authorized and licensed manufacturer of the Van der Rohe collection. Mies van der Rohe's signature is stamped into the frame of each piece to guarantee authenticity.

After working in his father's stonemasonry business and engaging furniture apprenticeships, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus. He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago where he persued his architecture career and later became the director of architecture at the Institute of Technology in Chicago.

The frame is seamless tubular steel with a polished chrome finish. Upholstery straps are sandwiched to belting thickness on both front and back, with sides stained to match. The MR chaise lounge contains 12 belting support straps. The leather is crafted in a series of quilted and seamed cushion sections. The cushions are attached via leather strips which wrap around the belting support straps and are secured with snap buttons. Glides included.

23.5" w | 47.25" d | 37.5" h | 39lbs.

$6,443.00 + plus shipping
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Mies Van Der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times. He strived towards a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of open space.
Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that furniture should complement architectural space and not compete with it. Modernism is a passion at Knoll which results in ground breaking modern furniture.


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