Designed by Mies van der Rohe for his renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, the chair reflects the groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment. The design is celebrated for its lean profile, clean lines and meticulous attention to detail.
In 2018 Knoll introduced an antique bronze plated finish to celebrate the company's 80th anniversary.

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  • Category
    Armchairs
  • Range
    MillerKnoll
  • Brand
    Knoll
  • Designer
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Specifications

Dimensions: W578 x D572 x H800 x SH438 x AH654mm

Frame: Frame is chrome-plated 11 gauge steel. The mirror chrome-plating process includes lengthy nickel and silicone coatings for rust protection and increased durability. All chairs are polished to a mirror finish. Seat has an inner hardwood frame cushioned with variable density foam. Dymetrol seat suspension enhances comfort level

Detail: Clean, seamless joints and hidden drilled or countersunk holes (as opposed to punched) render the chair free of deformation

Design Story

The Tugendhat House, often considered to be Mies van der Rohe’s defining residential work, is the summation of his ideas incorporated at every level of the design. Architectural historian Peter Blake explains in his book Master Builders: “As in every one of his designs, from skyscrapers to dining chairs, Mies reduces each object to its essential elements, and then refined each detail to a point of almost breathtaking beauty and eloquence. There was nothing in this house that did not reflect this process of distillation to the point of utter perfection — not a window mullion, not a heating pipe, not a lighting fixture, not an ashtray.”
Placed at dining tables, desks and side tables, there are thought to have been 24 Tubular Brno Chairs in the original house. Thanks to a collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Archives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Knoll continues to produce each chair to the original specifications.

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