Ludwig Mies van der Rohe modernist architect.


The third and final director, Bauhaus director. One of the worlds best known architects.

Less is more Ludwig Mies van der Rohepng‘Less is more.’ A phrase adopted in the 1947 by Mies.

Mies is best known for his American skyscrapers such as the Lake Shore Drive tower, Seagram or IBM plaza. Mies lead into the Bauhaus was never going to be an easy ride. Walter Gropius’ successor Hannes Meyer had been dismissed from the school in 1930, by Dessau's mayor for allegedly politicising with the students, communist views.

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860-880 North Lake Shore Drive by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

After an unsuccessful attempt to convince Gropius. Then, focusing on his architectural practice to return, the mayor instead suggested Mies, who then was appointed that same year.

Mies Gropius and Le Corbusier all worked for Peter Behrens.

Barcelona Chair by Mies van der RohejpgThe iconic Barcelona Chair was by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. 

A shift almost completely towards Architecture to furniture, metal and mural workshops were merged into Interior Design.

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Bauhaus school designed by Walter Gropius.

The Bauhaus is the most influential art and design in school in history.

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