Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - Design and Design Art New York Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Alexander von Vegesack, Thonet Tubular Steel Furniture, Weil am Rhein, 1989, n.p.; Mies van der Rohe: Furniture and buildings in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1998, pp. 36, 49 and 52 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    This model was offered in the Thonet catalogue of 1931 in two tubular steel diameters, 25 and 22 mm. The smaller diameter version (the present lot) is thought to be the more elegant version. It was only offered through 1931, and was not shown in any further catalogue.


Pair of side chairs, model no. MR 533/22

ca. 1930
Chrome-plated tubular steel, Eisengarn. Manufactured by Gebrüder Thonet, Germany. Each with early metal label “THONET” (2).
Each: 31 3/8 in. (79.7 cm) high

$10,000 - 12,000 

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York