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Mies Van der Rohe Chaise Lounge: Style and Comfort

The various models of mies van der rohe’s chaise lounge represent some examples of classic furniture in the modern production of chairs. To better understand the art of the German designer, first we must kwon the spirit of his production, inspirited by using material like iron and leather and searching a minimalist stile. Even as an architect Mies Van der Rohe can be considerate the one of the fathers of the modern concept of city, with its towers of glass and steel.

And Mies Van der Rohe transferred this vision, obviously in a smaller scale, in the design of furniture, with some pieces that exhibit an unerring sense of proportion, as well as minimalist forms and exquisitely refined details. The various models of mies van der rohe’s chair can be call an architecture in miniature and exercises in structure and materials that achieve an extraordinary visual harmony as autonomous pieces and in relation to the interiors for which they were designed.

Mies van der Rohe began his career in architecture in Berlin, working as an architect first in the studio of Bruno Paul and then, like Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, for Peter Behrens. In 1928, Mies and his companion and colleague, the designer and Bauhaus alumna Lilly Reich, were asked to design the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. The purpose of the Pavilion was to provide a location that could be visited by the king and queen of Spain during the opening of the Exposition.

For this occasion, Mies Van der Rohe designed the most famous among his chair: the Barcelona chair, a modern throne for the Spanish sovereigns.

There are four different models of mies van der rohe’s chair: the German designer has concentrate his production of furniture in chair, looking for a model that would combine a unique style, with essential form, and a good comfort, using solid and select materials like iron, steel and leather. We can find the first model of chaise lounge by Mies van der Rohe in 1927, with the MR Chaise Lounge, designed for the Weissenhof exhibit in Stuttgart, Germany.

Inspiredby the lines of tubular iron rockers designed in Europe during the mid-19th century, Mies Van der Rohe incorporated a new material (like steel, before used in architecture but not in design furniture) and a new technology in the use of the cantilever principle.
This chaise lounge was designed using tubular steels, an important technological novelty for those years, that created an intuitively accessible and ergonomic seat. Another important feature is the generously sized seat: Mies Van der Rohe said that he designed chairs be most comfortable sitting in. The modern replies of the MR Chaise Lounge, still made to Van der Rohe specifications, is perfectly balanced, featuring the material innovation and lack of ornamentation that epitomize the International Style.

The mies van der rohe’s chaise lounge are designed armless, with arm and adjustable: the armless model can be used in a very little space, but is ever comfortable and keeps the minimalist style of the German designer (Mies Van der Rohe said “God is in the details” and “less is more”, two concepts that lead his work in architecture and design furniture).

The adjustable model of mies van der rohe’s chaise lounge is the bigger and most technically innovative: designed with a tilting system, this chaise lounge is a masterpiece of comfort. Person of every size and height can use the chair, because the tilting system conforms to different users. Thanks to the insights and the attention for the details in the work, the chair designed by Mies Van der Rohe can be considered a example of endless style and enduring design.

If you choose one of the mies van der rohe’s chair for your home or your office, you could be sure to choose a piece of history in the design furniture, a chair that matches style and comfort in the best way. Choose your chaise lounge by Mies Van der Rohe between the various model, following your tastes for dimension, colors and style: every choice would be the right choice for the furniture of your home or office.

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