German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) has made a lasting impact on the interior design and architectural community. His brilliant innovation has shaped the way we view modern design. Timeless, classic pieces such as the above shown Barcelona Couch continue to be reproduced and used in both contemporary and traditional spaces across the globe. The versatility of van der Rohe’s designs play a large role in their popularity, as his furniture can sit comfortably in many different types of spaces.
The genius work of Ludwig van der Rohe is an extraordinary example of how classic, clean lines can withstand both time and style.