contemporary side table / glass / chromed metal / round
glass, chromed metal
by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
THE SIDE TABLE MR 515: THE COMPLEXITY OF SIMPLICITY
The rediscovery of a versatile classic: at the occasion of the 100 years of Bauhaus anniversary, we have re-issued the round side table MR 515 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The original version is available as a re-edition from the Thonet tubular steel furniture catalogue from 1935 with a tubular steel frame and glass tabletop. This table was presumably created around 1928 in the context of the Esters and Lange Houses in Krefeld designed by Mies van der Rohe. With a fresh look at the original, Studio Besau Marguerre designed more interpretations of the MR 515, resulting in adaptations that present sensitive embellishments to this furniture classic’s elegance. It combines modern ideas of use and technical details with a contemporary touch.
Marcel Besau’s and Eva Marguerre’s perspective on the table series remains close to the original design, but the details make the difference. Their interventions are both subtle and technical. The central crossing point of the table legs beneath the glass panel is especially elegant. Based on the research of original versions of the table, the idea of an optional shelf, which adds extra functionality and cosiness to the table series, is also brought back to life.