Ludwig 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.
The IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois – 1973 (built after Mies’ death in 1969)
The Seagram Buliding, 375 Park Avenue, New York City, New York – 1958
Mies is also famous for his industrial looking steel, concrete & glass residential design.
The Farnsworth House, Plano Illinois – 1951
Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic – 1930
The onyx wall inside Villa Tugendhat – A detail used mastered by Mies
Mies also utilized this design technique in public spaces.
The 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
I don’t have words to describe how beautiful this chair is to me.
Other Furniture Pieces.