Lilly Reich & Mies van der Rohe, in 1928 the duo were appointed artistic directors of the German pavilion at the Barcelona World exposition leading to Mies’ iconic design, Her 12-year partnership with Mies ended when he left for America in 1937. she saved over 4000 of his drawings from being destroyed when she smuggled them to a barn outside of Berlin. In 1939, however, her studio was bombed and she was drafted into a forced-labor, civil engineering organization, where she remain
A Historical Masterpiece reopens to the Public: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe
Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe: The steel-and-glass home feature an open plan, simple forms and large walls of glass that directly connected the interior with the gardens outside. Mies worked with interior designer Lilly Reich and specified all of the furnishings with lavish materials of various woods, stones, velvets, silks and leathers.