Modern Design /07 October 2008


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona coffee table for the IBM Building, Chicago
Germany, 1929 / c. 1969
stainless steel, glass
40 w × 40 d × 17 h in (102 × 102 × 43 cm)

This coffee table was utilized in the IBM building of Chicago, the last American building designed by Mies van der Rohe.

Signed with decal label to side: [IBM 2522289].

estimate: $500–700
result: $600

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886–1969

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the most celebrated modernist architects of the twentieth century, known for developing the International Style in Germany and abroad, which emphasized function, balance, clean lines and the use of glass and steel.

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