Brno Chair by Knoll, Tubular Frame with Thin Seat and Back
designed by Mies van der Rohe
The Brno Chair is one of the greatest and most famous chairs of all time. Designed by the legendary Mies van der Rohe in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the chair is meant to reflect the simplicity of the environment. In the early part of the century, when the Brno Chair was first created, this was a revolutionary idea. A single, elegantly bent steel tube acts as both leg, arm, and support for the chair. The seat hangs within the frame created by the steel bar, the seat back set a little lower than usual. The choice of upholstery is the users, with leather and fabric available.
Mies van der Rohe began his career in Berlin, working at the Bauhaus, before fleeing to the United States in 1938. He ended his career in Chicago, working at the Institute of Technology there.