Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Barcelona Chair and Ottoman


Can you imagine that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed this chair already in 1929?

Photo thanks to Knoll.

Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Book Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

A chair lover’s must have :The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. “Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam” means the Municipal Museum of Amsterdam (I don’t know why they don’t use MMA for it).

The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam provides a comprehensive overview of the Stedelijk Museum’s furniture collecting activities from 1934 to 2000. It charts the rich collection, which includes work by P. Berlage, K.P.C. de Bazel, Piet Kramer, Gerrit T. Rietveld, Martin Visser, Piet Hein Eek and Marcel Wanders, as well as international furniture classics designed by Michael Thonet, Charlotte Perriand, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Joe Colombo, Arne Jacobsen, Ettore Sottsas, Phillippe Starck and Ron Arad. Besides a complete overview of the furniture collection, this annotated catalogue includes an introduction to the history of the museum’s collection and exhibition activities. Furthermore a number of themes, such as international and Dutch icons, contrasts and evolutions, are discussed in short texts.

The spectacular presentation Kramer vs. Rietveld – Contrasts in the furniture collection, one of the opening exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum’s temporary location on the Oosterdokskade is being organized to celebrate the publication of this massive descriptive catalogue.

Le Corbusier LC2 Armchair

Thanks to Steel Classic I can show you these two armchairs of not only famous architect but also chair designer Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965).
Amazing how colors make a difference huh?

Thonet no 14

Thonet no 14

Thonet no 14

My source for this photo: 64 chairs.

Thonet Chair no 18

Thonet Chair no 18

Thonet Chair no 18

Michael Thonet created this chair no 18.

The photo is from MoMa in NYC