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An exceptional set of 12 cream leather vintage Knoll Studio Mies van der Rohe chairs matched to a large an impressive Matteo Grassi cream leather and glass dining table. The price shown is for all 12 chairs and the table including the glass top.

PLEASE NOTE - the set of 12 chairs featured in this set have now been sold. The table is still available either in individually HERE or as part of another dining set with 10 FK chairs HERE.

These chairs are one of the very first cantilever design chairs ever designed by van der Rohe. Comfortable and perfectly balanced they have become one of the most enduring designs of the 20th Century with manufacturing starting in 1927 and still continuing to this day. Originally designed as a dining chair they work equally well as side chairs or as a set of funky office meeting room or conference chair. 


Initially known as the Weissenhof chair (after the exhibition it was launched at) and produced by Gebrüder Thonet within Europe, the license to produce the chairs in the U.S. was later acquired by Knoll International who started production in the late 1950’s. The chrome work was imprinted with Knoll’s branding from around the 1990’s and are also identified by a number of key indicators: apart from weight and the general quality of craftsmanship, the Knoll version of the chair is recognised by the lace back and base which along with the offset chrome seat stretcher and small rear back slide stop hooks are key signatures of Knoll’s original production method.


This set was produced, by reference to the previous owners who had owned them since new, in the early 1990’s. They remain in very good vintage condition with light signs of use as the chairs were rarely used during their lifetime. This amounts to some light marks, denting and stretching of the leather through use, and light scratches in the chrome. There are no tears or rips in the leather and no rust or flaking of the chrome and all the chairs have both the impressed Knoll Studio branding in the chrome and the Knoll label as shown in the photographs.


The chairs are matched to a beautifully designed and constructed Matteo Grassi cream leather and glass dining table. This large and impressive table has a steel core base that has been upholstered in cream leather and that features a thick glass, floating table top.


Matteo Grassi have a long history of producing high quality and finely crafted saddlery going as far back as 1880, and this shines through in the quality of the construction and stitching on all of their products. Like many of their designs the point of identification is that the metal framework is an analogy for the human skeleton with the leather acting as the ‘skin’ that shrouds the frame.

The Matteo Grassi family company first came to the notice of interior designers and retailers when the Korium series of chairs were first introduced in 1978. This was the first design they produced under their own name after they moved into mainstream furniture production. This change was based on their increasing involvement in furniture prototyping in the previous 10 years that saw them create and develop bespoke designs for many leading architects and designers. They have ever since been known for producing quality pieces of furniture including the MG5 cantilever chair.


This table is the Gazelle model and was produced from the late 1990s through to around 2010 and features their trademark stitching and thick leather; it really is a rare and beautiful table and one that is almost impossible to find on the resale market. It’s constructed of a heavy metal frame with adjustable pads that support a thick glass, racetrack oval shaped top that simply floats above the frame. Whilst it is a very well made and solid piece, it can still be moved by two strong people. This particular table dates from the late 90s and is in excellent condition with only very light marks to the frame and glass – there are no chips in the glass edge. The table has the Matteo Grassi imprint on leather plaques on the underneath of the main frame.


As you can see by reference to the photographs, the table can accommodate 12 chairs, but also works well with 10, or 8 chairs too. On this basis you can adapt the seating to your needs and maybe only have all 12 chairs out for larger gatherings and special occasions. Whilst both the chairs and table were designed for the domestic environment the set would work equally as well in an office setting as a funky meeting room or conference table set.


Whilst this complete set can be purchased via this listing here, the 12 Knoll MR10 chairs and the table are actually also available to buy separately via my other listings on this site if required: Table HERE - Chairs HERE



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Dining set with 12 vintage Mies van der Rohe MR10 chairs and Matteo Grassi Table

  • PLEASE NOTE - the set of 12 chairs featured in this set have now been sold. The table is still available either in individually HERE or as part of another dining set with 10 FK chairs HERE.


    Steel, Chrome plating, leather and glass

    Bauhaus, Mid Century, Contemporary

    Date of the original design
    Chairs - 1930
    Table - 1990s

    Date of production

    Table : H74 x W320 x D100cm
    Glass Thickness: 14mm

    Chairs: H81 x W50 x D75cm
    Seat Height: 45cm


    Number of pieces included in price

    Very good vintage condition


    Do you have questions or would like to discuss this set further? Please contact me via the contact page HERE. I'm always happy to help.

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