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A Set of Two MR10 by Mies Van Der Rohe for Thonet, c.1960's

A Set of Two MR10 by Mies Van Der Rohe for Thonet, West Germany c.1960's

£1,850.00 Regular Price
£1,550.00Sale Price

Quite rare and beautiful set of a design icon, Mies Van Der Rohe's MR10 chair for Thonet. a perfect blend of form and function. the chair shows it age with a highly patinated chrome frame in areas the chrome plating is missing adding to its authenticity and manifestation of age. This chair exudes sophistication and design aesthetic of the highest order. an ideal acquisition for a collector or a design enthusiast. Both chairs have the original Thonet Labels attached undeneath.


How This Chair Design Was Developed:


The Weißenhof Siedlung in Stuttgart

The Werkbund exhibition "Die Wohnung" in the Weißenhof Siedlung in Stuttgart in 1927 demonstrated solutions for the new way of living and was met with much acclaim and discussion on an international level. For the first time, tubular steel furniture was presented to the public on a larger scale. This trend continued during the subsequent exhibitions in 1928 in Brno, in 1929 in Breslau, in 1930 in Stockholm, and in 1930 and 1932 in Zurich. While preparing the exhibition in Stuttgart, young Mart Stam presented his idea of the cantilever chair to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – Stam picks up the wedding invitation of Willi Baumeister lying on the table and on the back of it draws a piece of furniture that he recently created for his pregnant wife. Stam's design already did without the back legs of the chair but was not yet flexible. Mies van der Rohe later realized the idea of the cantilever chair in his elegant armchair S 533 – at the time MR 10 – for the first time. One year later, Marcel Breuer presented his cantilever chair S 32. Mart Stam was later given the artistic copyright for the cubic design of the cantilever chair. Thonet has owned these rights since 1932.


About The Manufacturer Thonet:


Thonet held the license to manufacture the MR10 from mid 1930's to mid 1960's.


The success of the company Thonet GmbH in Frankenberg, Germany, began with the work of master joiner Michael Thonet (1796–1871). Since he founded his first woodworking shop in 1819 in Boppard, the name Thonet has stood for high-quality, innovative and elegant furniture. Today, Thorsten Muck runs the company with its head offices and production facilities in Frankenberg. Michael Thonet's direct descendants in the fifth and sixth generation remain involved in the company's business as associates and sales partners. The collection comprises famous bentwood furniture, tubular steel classics from the Bauhaus era, and current designs by famous contemporary architects and designers

SKU: 00036
  • Height 80cm, Width 47cm, Depth 69cm, Seat Height, 43 cm. Weight 9 Kg Each

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