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Scharlau universe

MIES Collection

Text Javier Camacho
Photographer Carlos Aranguren
Artistic direction Kitty Scharlau

The German architect Mies van der Rohe in 1929 was commissioned to design the national German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition, for which he also designed the famous Barcelona chair.
Mies legacy is the now famous new canons of modern architecture, "Less is more" and "God is in the details".

This collection is inspired by this architectural style, in that our designs reflect a love of simplicity, perfection in the construction details, as well as the straight and clean lines so characteristic of Mies work.

Despite the passage of time, his works have not diminished in value and his architectural style remains alive. For this collection we wanted to use this philosophy in our approach to the collection, designing elegant timeless leather goods that never seem old-fashioned.

Mies van der Rohe designed buildings for many countries. Through the collection “Mies” we want to support globalization and pay tribute to those who travel all over the world, ready to make their mark anywhere. The owner of a “Mies” possesses the bravery and the courage to cross borders, is open to the world and to interacting with people from different backgrounds.

In addition we wanted our designs to be a reminder of Barcelona, a cosmopolitan, multicultural and global city, and also the scene of several international events with worldwide reach.

With this in mind all the products in this collection incorporate in a particular way the famous padding for which the Barcelona chair is renowned. A Mies bag will serve as a constant reminder of Barcelona and the good times had there.