Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, (1886-1969) legendary for the Barcelona Chair and Footstool , was a German architect that has been considered one of the pioneers of modern architecture and furniture design. Projecting design simplicity and clarity, Mies van der Rohe was able to stretch the principles of rationalism and minimalism to new degrees by postulating a philosophy that "less is more." Briefly working as the director of the respectable Bauhaus school of art and design he took is experience with him and focused it into furniture design. Ludwig is famous for excellent craftsmanship and combining luxurious fabrics with contemporary chrome frames.
His most iconic piece, the Barcelona chair, was designed to seat the Spanish King and Queen at the World Art Fair in Spain 1929 and illustrates a harmonised approach to material design and workmanship. His other timeless designs include the Barcelona sofa, day bed and coffee table along with the Brno chair.