Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886 - 1969)
Born Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe in 1886, German architect Mies Van Der Rohe was more commonly known by the name “Mies”. One of the pioneers of the modern architectural movement, he sought to establish a style that could come to represent the modern era. His dreams were realised – his minimalist, functional aesthetic embodies what we now recognise as quintessentially modernist. Originally a traditional architect, it was in the post-WWI era that his foray into modern design began, and his relocation to the United States cemented this transition. His works, including large scale architectural projects and modern interior objects, will live on indefinitely.