From the Barcelona Chair to the Design of Ludwig Van der Rohe 1925-1935

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Essay #: 071988
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The beginning:
From the Barcelona Chair to the Design of Ludwig Van der Rohe 1925-1935
This paper looks at
Mies
van der
Rohe
and what he brought to contemporary furniture design during the 1920s and the 1930s. How did this one man change and shape modernism during this period? To really get a sense of how
Mies
introduced reductionism and basic functionality of the highest level to modernism, you need to look at the Barcelona
Chair
; this one project is a classic example of how this gentleman took a perfunctory item – a chair – but made it into a symbol of modernist interior design. He reconceptualised how people look at various materials and how those materials can be used to great effect in the home. He thus changed, by simply offering an alternative...
The end:
.....uch it reconceptualised our understanding of living space.
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