Thank you to Matthew Rachman Gallery for inviting CBB members to tour a unique and rare collection of original blueprints by Mies van der Rohe. We were able to see the plans for several commercial real estate projects and furniture design of the side table and the Barcelona chair. Unfortunately we were unable to photograph the Barcelona chair blueprint because the glass of the frame was too reflective. But you can purchase it for $7500, hang it over your original Barcelona chair and invite us all over to see it!

Also included in the collection were the plans for the Farnsworth house, budget spreadsheet and textile samples. The perfect precursor to our CBB member event to tour and picnic at the Farnsworth house in Plano, IL coming up on Saturday June 29th. Mark your calendars!

Mies van der Rohe: Chicago Blues and Beyond presents a collection of original blueprints and furniture by the legendary architect and designer. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969), a pioneer of modernist architecture, emphasized design with structural order, open space, and minimal, industrial framework. The series of blueprints presented illuminate the intricate planning that went into Mies’ reductionist approach. Mies’ furniture emphasizes form and line, echoing his minimalist and rationalist architecture. This exhibition explores the indelible mark Mies van der Rohe’s designs left on Chicago and beyond.

Friday April 19, 2019 6-9 pm

1659 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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