One of the World's most iconic chairs. MR10 by Bauhaus lecturer and Architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
C,1927. Germany. Thonet (France)
Versions offered, likely c,1950s/60s. Extremely rare chair.
This design really does transport you back to the time where 'form followed function', another of the Bauhaus design principals. Modernism and the machine age/ Art Deco and industry.
Built from steam-bent wood and designed to look like a rocking chair, identical to Michael Thonet's own rocking chair.
The large cantilever frame, sling leather built seat and rear-rest, and top handle are all instantly recognisable.
There were many models of this chair, but this one is unique because the seat and backrest are tensioned by long coiled springs attached to the leather, making a one-of-a-kind and eye-catching feature of this chair.
Other versions were either stitched together or held in place by rope. This was depending on who was manufacturing them, Thonet or Knoll (USA).
Because of the construction of these chairs, it makes it hard to date exactly.
The leather is in good condition and original. There are a few scratches/ marks and cracks from age.
Chrome work has cracked in some places and has peeled off, not massively, but this has undoubtedly affected the price.
All chairs have amounts of cracking/damage to the chrome.
Chrome has been polished recently.