Skip to product information
1 of 5

Galerie Sommerlath

Mies van der Rohe Chaise Ludwig Model 242 for Knoll International

Mies van der Rohe Chaise Ludwig Model 242 for Knoll International

Regular price $4,900.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $4,900.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Download / print

This vintage chaise was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1927 as part of his contribution to the Weissenhof exhibit in Stuttgart, Germany. The MR Collection represents some of his earliest steel furniture designs.
Made of tubular chromed steel and leather, this iconic piece was edited by Knoll International in the 70s. As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

The Bauhaus Master Marcel Breuer influenced Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's use of tubular steel. This was apparent in his design of the MR Adjustable Chaise Lounge that we propose in “Sabrina,” white leather. Forms were thought to be modern derivatives of 19th-century Iron Rocking Chairs. Inspired by the possibilities of this material, Mies incorporated chrome tubular steel in furniture design, mixing it with traditional fabrics like for this vintage piece in leather.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect, academic, and interior designer. Along with Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture.

Mies’s famed dictum “less is more” grew from his belief that architecture guides and expresses the spirit of the times. He envisioned the 20th century as open-minded, logical, transparent, and liberated by technology.

Pieces designed by Mies and Reich, such as the MR Chaise Lounge, deliver maximum comfort and support from a minimum of materials: their “lavishness” derives from the precision with which they are engineered and constructed.

It is rare to find this non-adjustable model with its head cushion.  

The leather shows a little bit of its age, but no tear. The foam is still in good condition. The right chrome arm has a scratch. (See picture)

PERIOD: 1970-1979
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 37" Width: 22" Depth: 62" Seat Height: 13"
MATERIAL: Chrome, Leather
CREATOR: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

View full details
  • Shipping

    Shipment is arranged through recognized carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL. Only pieces that can be safely packed in a box or envelope may be shipped via parcel. Shipping charges start at $49 — and vary based on the size, weight, packaging and the value of the item. Text (310) 531 7594 or call (310) 754 9494 to get a quote.

  • Returns

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

    *Return Shipping Fee

    A restocking fee of 15% of the item price applies.

    Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and will not be reimbursed for the original shipping cost.

    Additional Notes

    Items must be returned in the same condition it was received otherwise restoration costs will be billed up to the full value of the item. Return shipment must be insured for full value.