You are bidding on 6)Knoll BRNO dining chairs designed by Mies Van Der Rohe. The bases are StainlessSteel, the fabric is dark blue velvet, Knoll K78419, Mohair (Pile) 46.0 %, Cotton (Ground) 54.0 % .Except for a few worn spots the blue velvet is beautiful. The new list price is$5,244 each but you order this same chair and fabric for $3,731.00. Please take a look at the original invoice. These were purchased by a Chicago Architect to replace some that were damaged in a fire. &...nbsp; About the Chair: Designedby Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for his renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, CzechRepublic, the Brno Chair reflects the groundbreaking simplicity of its originalenvironment. The chair, an icon of 20th-century design, is celebrated for itslean profile, clean lines and meticulous attention to detail. About the Designer: LudwigMies van der Rohe; March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German Americanarchitect. He was commonly referred toas Mies, his surname. Along with Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius andFrank Lloyd Wright, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernistarchitecture. Mies was a director of theBauhaus, a seminal school in modern architecture. After Nazism's rise to power, and with itsstrong opposition to modernism (leading to the closing of the Bauhaus itself),Mies went to the United States. He accepted the position to head thearchitecture school at the Armour Institute of Technology (now the IllinoisInstitute of Technology), in Chicago. Miessought to establish his own particular architectural style that could representmodern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He createdhis own twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity andsimplicity.
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