Chair - MR10 - Mies van der Rohe - for KNOLL, 1970s
Such is the apparent simplicity of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's MR10 chair, that looking at it from the front it is easy to think that it is made of a single and continuous piece of tubular steel.
The first 'free to float' seat, supported solely by the front leg, caused a real sensation when in 1927 the chair was exhibited in Stuttgart at the Die Wohung (La Dimora) exhibition, directed by Mies himself, and for which the important Weissenhof social housing settlement was created.
While the S33 chair by Mart Stam (architect who made a very similar model) was cubic in shape, rigid and heavy in the structure as a consequence of the internal reinforcement of the tubes, the Mies chair was lighter and had a springy resilience to which the graceful curve of the leg contributed.
Since 1967 the MR10 has been produced by Knoll International;
Rare set consisting of 8 pieces from the 1970s.
The lot up for auction comes from a notary's office in Milan. They were combined with an important table by Carlo Scarpa in glass and steel.
The chairs are in good condition with obvious signs of the period on the cognac-coloured leather, giving it a refined vintage charm.
The sturdiness of the structure and of the leather seats is still excellent.
There is adhesive mark on 4 of the eight chairs. Traces of glue are present on the other 4 at the point where the adhesive label was affixed.
Shipping with insurance to Italy/Europe included in the costs indicated.
- Nombre d’articles
- Acier, Cuir
- Designer / Artiste
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- Fabricant / Marque
- Modèle / Nom
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - Utilisé, présentant de petites traces de vieillissement
- 80×50×64 cm