Modern Design /03 October 2004


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

bar stools for the Four Seasons Restaurant, New York
Germany, 1954
stainless steel, leather
15 w × 15 d × 30 h in (38 × 38 × 76 cm)

Mies van der Rohe designed these stools for the interior of Philip Johnson's Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building in New York. This design was never put into production and was created exclusively for the Restaurant. The stool is included in the permanent collection at the Knoll Museum. Knoll label on one. Literature: The Four Seasons: A History of America's Premier Restaurant, Mariani and Bidder, pg. 51 illustrates the stools in situ

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $9,600

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