MR242 Chaise Longue
MR242 Chaise Longue
“Everything depends on how we use a material, not on the material itself.”
The MR collection by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe features some of the earliest designs that make use of tubular steel.
Van der Rohe worked closely with fellow designer and partner, Lily Reich on all his furniture designs.
The steel range (including the Chaise Lounge’s counterpart the MR Lounge chair) was inspired by iron rocking chairs from the 19th century.
The 242 Chaise Lounge won the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977 and has been included in shows at major institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Centre Pompidou and the Hamburger Bahnhof.
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Dacron foam offers optimal comfort in 15 plush cushions that are quilted together to make this generous seat. The cantilevered seat allows the chair to give way slightly under the weight of the individual through the flexible strength of the steel frame and the supple leather straps which support the seat. This laid-back chair allows the individual to stretch out completely.
Upholstery: Top grain Italian leather
Frame: Tubular stainless steel
Cushioning: Dacron foam
Arm height: 50cm
Carrying weight: 120kg
Weight as shipped: 16kg
Leather: Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.
Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.
Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.
Metal: Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth.