Collection by Allie Weiss

We Love You, Mies van der Rohe


One of our favorite modernists was born 129 years ago today. Here, we gather some of our favorite works by the German-born architect, a pioneer of modern architecture.

A one-story villa in Lafayette Park.
The apartment towers at Lafayette Park.
Over 50 miles outside of Chicago, one of Mies's most famous commissions, the Farnsworth House, lies.
INsite: Farnsworth House Light Show.
The German Pavilion at the Barcelona Expo 1929 by Mies Van der Rohe is one of the most important buildings in the...
Built for the pavilion, the Barcelona chair became an instant classic. It has been produced by Knoll since 1953.
This villa in Brno, Czech Republic was a commission for the Tugendhat family built in 1930.
Exterior of Mies van der Rohe's Lake Shore Drive apartments, circa 1951. Photograph by Richard Nickel.