Armchair, "MR 20"
  • TitleArmchair, "MR 20"
  • Technique/ MaterialTubular steel, leather
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x dj) 81 x 53 x 88 cm
  • DatingMade 1926
  • Artist/Maker Design: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German, born 1886, dead 1969
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Furniture
  • ClassificationMöbel, Stol
  • Geographical originGermany
  • Inventory No.NMK 16/1969
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1969
  • Description
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    In the 1920s creative architects and designers began experimenting with a new industrial material: steel tubing. The tubes could be bent into attractive, strong, functional furniture that was economic on materials and did not accumulate dust. A design revolution was in the making. The vision was for industrial production of steel furniture, accessible to all. The German architect Mies van der Rohe’s 1926 chair is a visionary and elegant example.