Mies van der Rohe
by architects series
Sandra Dachs, Patricia de Muga, Laura García Hintze

Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen
Design by Mot


German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is, without doubt, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. The modern city, with its towers of glass and steel, can be at least in part attributed to the influence of architect Mies van der Rohe.

Design, Modern Architecture
Equally significant, if smaller in scale, is Mies’ daring design of furniture, pieces that exhibit an unerring sense of proportion as well as minimalist forms and exquisitely refined details. After an apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, he joined the office of architect Peter Behrens. In the mid-1920’s, he began to design furniture, pieces that he conceived and created for particular interiors. His furniture is known for fine craftsmanship, a mix of traditional luxurious fabrics combined with modern chrome frames, and a distinct separation of the supporting structure and the supported surfaces.
128 pages, 180 illustrations
Hardback, 16.5x21 cm
English, Spanish
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2010