Mies van der Rohe was born in Germany and moved to the USA during his career as an Architect. He was known for stripping down design to the minimal structure needed.
Examples of his architecture include: Farnsworth House, Seagram Building, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and the Neue Nationalgalerie at the Kulturforum is a museum for modern art in Berlin.
In addition to buildings he designed furniture including, the Barcelona chair, the Brno chair, and the Tugendhat chair.
Related: Mies van der Rohe Society – Low Impact Woodland House – Fundació Mies van der Rohe