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Design Classics : ‘ Modern’ Chairs

March 18, 2010

The D42 chair by Mies Van der Rohe. The chair applies cantilever in tubular steel.

The Barcelona chair was exclusively designed for the German Pavilion in 1929, which was hosted by Barcelona, Spain. The design resulted from collaboration between the famous Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his longtime partner and companion, architect and designer Lilly Reich, whose contributions have only recently been acknowledged.

F40 sofa by Marcel Breuer

Eames bent plywood chair. This iconic lounge chair was designed by Charles Eames and his friend, architect Eero Saarinen, for the “Organic Furniture Competiton” run by the Museum of Modern Art.

Strict right angles and severe linearity define Le Corbusier’s sofa, which was modular and could be made and  arranged in any configurations.

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