About Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the award and his furniture …
Mies van der Rohe is something of a symbol for modernity in design and architecture, which never loses its connection to its historical roots. The furniture that bears this name is well known. Mies van der Rohe is also one of the most prestigious awards in the field of architecture.
The cooperation with the EU Commission makes it clear that the philosophy behind it is best in line with European values.
But who is actually behind the foundation and the brand? Mies van der Rohe is an extremely interesting person. Today we would like to tell you a lot about them.
From Aachen to Potsdam
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born on March 27, 1886 in Aachen. His name was Ludwig Mies. Van der Rohe is a name that he later adopted. He wanted to demonstrate his own membership of the celebrities more clearly.
In 1905 Ludwig Mies moved to Berlin. There he hoped to develop his talent for architecture in a fertile field.
The New National Gallery in Berlin
The Riehl House in Berlin
In 1907 the first house designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohes was finished. At the time, he was only 21 years old and was actively working with Bruno Paul.
Cooperation with Peter Behrens
Decisive for the development of Ludwig Mies was his collaboration with Peter Behrens. The latter was an all-rounder and simply and successfully crossed the boundaries between architecture, applied arts, design and craft.
The Farnsworth House in Illinois
At the same time, Mies van der Rohe was strongly influenced by the idea of industrialization during this collaboration. He later dealt with the idea of realizing well-designed, beautiful buildings for the masses.
One of the most important works of industrial architecture is the office building on Friedrichstrasse. It is one of the most important buildings with an industrial character in Germany and worldwide.
As far as the residential buildings are concerned, we definitely can’t leave out the apartments on Afrikaner Strasse in Berlin and the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart.
The Urbig House in Potsdam
Urbig house was built in 1917. This is still one of the striking architectural works for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s life.
Mies van der Rohe furniture
Mies van der Rohe also designed furniture. In the first place we want to mention the chairs. Probably the most famous projects date from 1929 and 1930. These are the Brno, Barcelona and Tugendhat chairs.
The Barcelona Couch was also world-famous and groundbreaking in the history of design at the time
The elegant Barcelona lounger in black leather
The legendary Barcelona chair with the ottoman
The strict Brno chair
The Barcelona X table, which was planned for the Tugendhat house, also dates from 1930.
The Tugendhat Villa in the Czech Republic
Your modern interior
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the zeitgeist
After 1929 we observe a fairly clear line in the development of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Buildings and design models were created that corresponded exactly to the zeitgeist of the time. They showed the necessary respect for the existing traditions and styles. At the same time, however, they were innovative enough to bring comfortable living and harmony with the environment to a new level.
Look at any work by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe! We promise you that you will easily recognize this connection yourself.
The Barcelona Pavilion
Crown Hall in Illinois, USA
The Mies van der Rohe house in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen
Elegant retro furniture design with style
Timeless classics are perfect for almost any modern interior