3 Quotes by the Creator of the Barcelona Chair

The creator of the Barcelona Chair, Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe was famous due to his brilliant quotes. It’s always good from time to time to return to some of them. For example:

“It’s not possible to going forward while looking back.”

Take a look to how revolutionary were the changes delivered by L. Mies van der Rohe to the world of Interior Design in the beginnings of the XX Century, with works like the Barcelona Collection: minimal ornaments, use of industrial materials such as steel and plastic fiber, the reject of exotic, luxury materials and the look for economy and efficiency in the use of alternative means. A huge change that couldn’t be achieved keeping strong bonds with the past.

“God is in the details.”

Deeply related to the mystic of work of van der Rohe, this quote is related too to the minimalist approach of the Modernism and Mid Century Modern style. If functionality is over design and ornaments are secondary, the attention of detail is fundamental facing a naked work. “Flesh and bones”, just like van der Rohe used to say.

“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”

Hearing the call of a society that was hungry of great social and technological changes, Mies van der Rohe, both in Architecture and Interior Design, followed a set of rules that reflect the spirit of its time. Minimalism and the experimentation with industrial materials attended a need of efficiency in the use of means and costs; something that modern times give high value, even today.

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