Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - Knoll - Armchair (1) - Brno MR50

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - Knoll - Armchair (1) - Brno MR50
U.S. - After 2000 - Steel, Textiles

The chair Brno (model no. MR50) is a modernist cantilever chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich in 1929-1930 for the bedroom of the Villa Tugendhat in Brno, in the Czech Republic. The design is based on similar chairs created by Mies van der Rohe also in collaboration with Lilly Reich, like the chair MR20 with seat in wicker from 1927; all of them based on previous projects by Mart Stam.

The Brno chair became a classic piece of modern furniture. It has very clean lines, it consists of a frame in steel in one single piece, folded in "C" shape from the centre of the backrest, rounded over the back edge of the chair (to create the armrests) and on the back below the seat to create the cantilever, with an upright seat and backrest padded in fabric. There are two versions of the chair, one in tubular steel and the other in flat steel. The metal was originally polished stainless steel; some modern pieces are chrome-plated.

This piece in flat steel is practically new, used only once for the pictures of an advertisement.
Perfect fabric and chrome plating, a beautiful piece of design history.


H 78 cm
L 55 cm
D 64 cm

Lot details
No. of items
Steel, Textiles
Designer/ Artist
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Manufacturer/ Brand
Model/ Name
Brno MR50
Estimated Period
After 2000
Country of Origin
As new - unused
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