Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
set of twelve Brno chairs from The Arts Club of ChicagoKnoll Associates
Germany / USA, 1929 / 1951
leather, stainless steel
22 w x 23½ d x 31½ h in (56 x 60 x 80 cm)
Signed with applied distributor's label to underside of ten examples: [Distributed by Knoll].provenance: The Arts Club of Chicago | Wright, Design, 24 March 2016, Lot 406 | Private Collection
literature: Mies van der Rohe: Furniture and Interiors, Blaser, ppg. 76-77 Masters of World Architecture: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Drexler, pg. 52
The Arts Club of Chicago
The exterior of the Arts Club of Chicago at 109 East Ontario Street.
For 100 years, The Arts Club of Chicago has been a preeminent venue for promoting the appreciation of art by established and emerging artists. Since its founding in 1916, The Arts Club has found its home in eight different locations, each interior designed by a local architect. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and John Vinci both completed interiors for The Arts Club; in 1951 Mies van der Rohe completed a second floor interior space for a building at Ontario and Rush, the only interior space he did for a building he did not design, John Vinci of Vinci | Hamp Architects, Inc. completed their current location in 1997, incorporating Mies van der Rohe’s iconic floating staircase into his design.