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A set of Mies van der Rohe black leather and chrome chairs produced by Knoll International matched to a Takehiko Mizutani MZ59 table

 

These chairs are a design icon being 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 known as the Weissenhof chair (after the exhibition it was first 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. Although the chrome work was imprinted with Knoll’s branding much later in production, around the 1990’s, earlier versions were not marked. However they are still reliably identified by a number of indicators: apart from weight and the general quality of craftsmanship, the Knoll version of the chair is recognised by the lace back and sprung seat 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.

 

The chairs are a perfect match to the MZ59 table being both produced around the 1970’s and both featuring chrome and black accents.  The glass top also allows the chair design to shine through so that the refined curvature and cantilevered nature of the chairs can be seen from any angle.

 

Originally designed in 1928 by Takehiko Mizutani (who was one of just a handful of Japanese students that ever attended the Bauhaus) his design crossed the boundary between functional German and traditional Japanese design. Despite it appearing in print for years after its conception it was never actually manufactured at the time and later models began appearing from the late 1960’s onwards. Although later production tables can also be seen with a banded leather strip supporting the chrome columns his original design (as shown here) featured two thick, square aluminium plates with angled oval apertures that effectively lock the columns in place.

 

Both the table and chairs are in very good vintage condition – no major scratches or chips in the glass, no tears or cracks in the leather and no rust or flaking of the chrome.

 

This combination of table and chairs can be bought as a complete set for the price shown but it is also possible to either buy the chairs (available as a set of 6 as listed HERE) or the table (as listed HERE) separately.

 

This set would work equally as well as dining table or a funky office meeting table.

 

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Knoll International Mies van der Rohe MR10 chairs and MZ59 table

£3,450.00Price
  • PLEASE NOTE - this item has now been sold. If you're looking for something similar please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

     

    Materials
    Leather, chrome and aluminium

     

    Style
    Bauhaus, Mid Century and 20th Century design

    Date of production
    Circa 1970

     

    Table Dimensions:

    H 72cms x Dia 120cms

     

    Chair Dimensions:

    H 81cms x W 47cms  x D 85cms
    SH 44.5cms

     

    Number of pieces included in price
    5

     

    Condition
    All in very good vintage condition with the chrome, leather and table top showing light signs of wear commensurate with age.

     

    Questions or offer
    Do you have questions or want to make an offer? Please contact me via the contact page HERE. I'm always happy to help.

     

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