Mies Van Der Rohe
German-American architect, who was the leading and most influential exponent of the glass and steel architecture of the 20th-century International style.
Mies Van Der Rohe finds architecture and furniture design closely related; the problems, principles, and even the materials involved in building a skyscraper may also be found in the design of a chair. Architecture, in fact, led Mies Van Der Rohe to his interest in furniture design. "People asked for furniture to go with our buildings," he explains. "They thought they wanted a chair that someone else didn't have."
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