MR Table by Knoll
designed by Mies van der Rohe
The MR Table was released in 1927, just before the famous Barcelona Exposition that made Mies van der Rohe a household name. A study in geometry and a first lesson of many in elevating industrial design to the level of art, the MR Table is justly famous. Handsome, cool, constructed of glass and tubular steel, the MR Chair is a product of its times and a reflection of the modern industrial age that had just begun. The MR Table is a perfect complement to any piece of modern furniture, a sleek and handsome addition to any room, and a genuine, and genuinely manufactured only by Knoll, work of art.
About the Designer
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Without question, one of the most significant designers of the modern era. Born in Germany in 1886, van der Rohe began a career in architecture and interior in an era that challenged traditional concepts of aesthetics and design. Rejected classical, cluttered notions of beauty, he was a proponent of clean, efficient lines expressed using industrial materials. This design movement gained ground after World War I, but Mies van der Rohe was forced to move to the United States in 1937 due to political pressure from the Nazis, who rejected his new ideas on art and architecture.
He took a position as head of architecture in Chicago at the Armour Institute of Technology, now known as the Illinois Institute of Technology. His career in the United States spanned 30 years and saw him create numerous standout buildings in the Chicago area. He is perhaps best remembered today for his inspiring furniture designs.
About the Manufacturer
Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.
Materials & Measurements
The MR Table has a half-inch thick clear polished plate glass surface with a stainless steel base buffed to a mirror finish.
Overall: 20.8" h x 28.5" d
The Knoll MR Table is Greenguard certified.