We give a standing round of applause to New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission after it decided to reject alterations to the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram’s Building. The building is one of Mies van der Rohe’s most famous architectural works. Working with Philip Johnson, the building was completed in 1958.
As an architectural and design landmark, the building and restaurant was the original environment for one of our most popular stools – The Four Seasons Stool by Mies van der Rohe. Made of flat steel with a polished chrome finish (similar to the flat arm Brno), this stool is perhaps the cleanest design of all time. The profile is stunning. As a backless design, the visitor perches on a fabric or leather upholstered cushion. A flat piece of steel works as a lateral support device and foothold for the stool, making it aesthetically pleasing as well as highly functional.