Ludwig Mies van der Rohe MR20 Armchairs, circa 1970Automaton Vintage Furnishings
The MR20 armchair was first shown in 1927 by Mies van der Rohe at the German Association of Craftsmen, or 'Werkbund' exhibition at the Stuttgart Weissenhof Estate. Mies was inspired to design cantilever chairs and he replaced the right angles on the front legs with a graceful curve which enabled increasing elasticity while simultaneously preventing material fatigue. The frames are fabricated from seamless tubular stainless steel with a polished finish and black leather seat slings. The continuous loop of the arms and front legs create what is thought to be a modern derivative of 19th century iron rocking chairs.
This set of two (2) armchairs would be a perfect addition to any design lovers interior concept. The timeless black leather and steel combination would compliment various locations such as a living room, den, games room, office space or bedroom. Interior design styles they would optimize are; eclectic, contemporary, Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Minimalistic.
Price is per chair, two (2) are available.
Measurements: 27.75" H x 20.75" W x 30" D
Seat height: 16" Seat depth: 16"
Very good vintage condition. Some signs of scuffing to frame and leather. One cantilever sags slightly. Natural patina due oxidation building up over time.