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Mies is 126 TODAY! (; by Ashlie Mauldin

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the architect that is  responsible for the “Modern” direction of Architecture, would have been the “ripe” age of 126 today. -wink wink- In all seriousness, had he still been around influencing the structure of today’s buildings, one can only imagine just how that would reflect.

In honor of the life of Mies, here are a few extravagant captures of his extraordinary illustration of:  “Less is More”, a quote and way of design that he is famous for.

Illinois

Barcelona

Berlin

Czech Republic

The only design implemented by Mies in the state of Washington

[Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – Great Hall]

 Many may not be aware, however, Mies is also responsible for the innovation of “Barcelona Chairs.” As one of our designers, Cindy Chang says, “The chairs are very slick, sleek, and unique to the designers time; people flip through magazines every day lacking the awareness that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the mind behind this design. He MUST  receive the credit well deserved.”

The Barcelona Chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Happy Birthday to an Architect that we shall forever remember and remain thankful to for the lesson that “Less is More.”

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