"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 stool contains 4 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.