March 27, 2012

Happy 126th Birthday Mies!

It's Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 126th Birthday and the following Google Doodle was posted to celebrate the day:

I have to say the Barcelona Chair is one of my favourite modern design pieces by Mies van der Rohe. I first saw one in the early days of my corporate career when I visited the executive floor of one of my clients.  I was instantly impressed by its sleek design.  Now, I have an even greater appreciation for the piece as I can see the reference to the Roman Curule chair and am amazed that something so modern, and still so relevant, was created in 1929.

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