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Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Influenced by Marcel Breuer’s use of tubular steel, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe quickly recognized the compatibility of this revolutionary material with the contemporary design ethos. Inspired by the lines of tubular iron rockers designed in Europe during the mid-19th century, Mies incorporated a new material and a new technology in the use of the cantilever principle. THE DESIGN | FEATURES AT A GLANCE | DIMENSIONS | ORDER WITH CONFIDENCE The Design “Architecture is a language; when you are very good you can be a poet,” wrote the acclaimed architect and Bauhaus director. As a leading Modernist architect and furniture designer, Mies elevated industrial-age materials to an art form. His steel-framed buildings with large-scale glazing, like the Seagram Building in New York (1958) and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin (1968), are landmarks of Modern architecture. In 1927, while planning the Esters and Lange residences in Krefeld, Germany, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe conceived a restrained, emblematic lounge chair, ottoman and companion table, which embody the syntax, skill and diversity of his work. The Krefeld Collection, developed in consultation with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is a “furniture suite” based on Mies' original drawings from the Mies van der Rohe Archive. The beautifully proportioned pieces, originally specified in leather, offer intimate scale and exceptional comfort. The collection includes a lounge chair, ottoman, settee, sofa, medium and large benches, as well as side tables and coffee tables. The Krefeld Sofa will be a fantastic addition to any home, office or reception area. Back to Top Features at a Glance: *This product is made to order and thus customer orders cannot be canceled once the products go into production Design Year: 1927 -Frame -Engineered hardwood and plywood inner frame -Legs are removable and are attached to a metal plate which is attached to the frame -Legs are available in five different finishes -Coil spring suspension for enhanced comfort -Dynamic suspension in the back for added flexibility and support -Seat Cushions -High-density foam cushions with dacron top layer -Side panel upholstery is tailored to fit -Seat and back cushions are more loose -Available in dozens of leather and fabric options -Care & Maintenance -For information on caring for your Knoll furniture please view the Knoll Care & Maintenance Guide Back to Top Dimensions: -Overall Dimensions: 30" H x 82" W x 27" D -Seat Height: 19” -Arm Height: 25”