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Auction: Design & Design Art
was auctioned on: 14 December 2006
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000
Price realised:  US$100,800
Lot number 12, Views: 586

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Rare and important early "Barcelona" chair ca. 1932 Nickel-plated hand-forged and welded flat steel, leather, horsehair. 29 1/8 in. (75 cm) high Manufactured by Berliner Metallgewerbe Joseph Müller, Germany. Designed for the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain. Together with signed card and correspondence from Mies van der Rohe.
Provenance Eduard Ludwig, Berlin, Germany Literature Ludwig Glaeser, Lugwig Mies van der Rohe: Furniture and Furniture Drawings from the Design Collection and the Mies van der Rohe Archive, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1977, pp. 46-49; Derek E. Ostergard, ed., Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850 - 1946, exh. cat., The American Federation of Arts, New York, 1987, pp. 292-293; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 172; Mies van der Rohe: Furniture and Buildings in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1998, pp. 37, 41, 57-59, 69-70, 87-91, 169, 171, 176, 195 and 197

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Design & Design Art
Date of the auction: 14 Dec 2006
Address: Phillips
14 Dec 2006, 2pm New York