Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) was an architect of German-American descent.
The Barcelona chair, Brno chair and of the cantilever chair are among his best known works in the field of furniture design. He also coined the expression "Less is more".
In addition to designing furniture, Mies van der Rohe is one of the most important modernist architects of the 20th century. From 1930-1032 he was the director of the Bauhaus Dessau.