Audra had posted a cantilever chair, so, I went looking for it. I ran across this website which highlights the MR chair as a cantilever chair. (upper right) Looking further into the MR Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe I see that we should give credit to his assistant Lilly Reich. When I started looking around I see that Lilly Reich not only did the cane work on the MR or Cantilever chair but assisted in most of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s works from the Bauhaus. She further helped Marcel Breuer and a few others with works such as the African Chair.
- "I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau, in WALDEN
Chair CardsThis blog was started to track the exceptional work by the students of UNCG in the Interior Architectural Design Program. Our History 221 and 222 classes use these cards to help familiarize us with historically significant design and designers. The initial purpose is for the students, however, it will remain for comments and use by anyone interested in design. - Brian - BSPeck@uncg.edu