Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig_Mies_van_der_RoheLudwig Mies van der Rohe, Architect

An absolute inspiration.

b. March 27, 1886, Germany

As a pioneer of Modern Architecture, he designed multiple skyscrapers using a minimalist “skin and bones” technique. This was quite a different & innovative approach which has shaped our city skylines to be what they are today.

Works:

chicago_IBM_buildingThe IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois – 1973 (built after Mies’ death in 1969)

new_york_Seagram_buildingThe Seagram Buliding, 375 Park Avenue, New York City, New York – 1958

Mies is also famous for his industrial looking steel, concrete & glass residential design.

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farnsworth_house2The Farnsworth House, Plano Illinois – 1951

790px-Vila_TugendhatVilla Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic – 1930

800px-Tugendhat_living_roomThe onyx wall inside Villa Tugendhat – A detail used mastered by Mies

Mies also utilized this design technique in public spaces.

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800px-Barcelona_mies_v_d_rohe_pavillon_weltausstellung1999_03

Jfader_barca_pavillionThe Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain – 1929

Many critics, historians & modernists consider it “the most beautiful building of the century.”

And of course, most importantly, as many of you know….

Mies designed my favorite piece of furniture of all time.

The Barcelona Chair

Mies-Barcelona-Chair-and-OttomanI don’t have words to describe how beautiful this chair is to me.

Other Furniture Pieces.

BRNO ChairBrno Chair

254_01Tugendhat Chair

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