About the Designer
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Germany (1866 - 1969)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, whose work presaged the modern movement. In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin, and later became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus. He immigrated to the United States in 1938, setting up a practice in Chicago. His buildings include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Seagram Building, designed with Philip Johnson, a cluster of residential towers along Chicago's Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.
"Form is not the aim of our work. It is the result," wrote Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies van der Rohe adhered to the philosophy of "no trivial decoration," where every piece had a clear function--no unnecessary frills. The Krefeld™ Side Table is a minimal, elegant addition to the home and comes in several sophisticated finishes to complement any modern décor.
An integral part of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 1930 "furniture suite," these beautifully proportioned tables come in a range of finishes to suit a number of environments. Produced in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art using Mies' original drawings, they are available as both side tables and coffee tables and ship fully assembled.
Features at a Glance:
*This product is made to order and thus customer orders cannot be canceled once the products go into production
Design Year: 1930
- Base and top oak with stained or clear oak finish
- Open pore finish
- Black plastic glides
- Seamless connection between top and base
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- Overall Dimensions: 17.75" H x 27.5" W x 27.5" D
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