Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International

It’s not especially new, but does follow on very nicely from the Bao by EOOS for Walter Knoll post

In 1938 Hans Knoll, son of Walter Knoll, moved to New York where he established his own furniture company.

Despite early co-operations with the Danish designer Jens Risom – a period that gave the world the brilliant “600 series” – it wasn’t until Hans Knoll teamed up, personally and professionally, with the interior designer Florence Schust that the company really established itself.

Following their marriage in 1946, the, now, Florence Knoll set about persuading a stellar collection of modernist architects to let Knoll International produce and sell their furniture designs.

Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe was initially reluctant. Florence won him over.

Thankfully.

Otherwise we wouldn’t now have the Barcelona Chair…..

barcelona chiar mies van der rohe knoll international

Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International

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