Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886 – 1969). The German architect and designer ran the Bauhaus school before settling in the United States in 1938. His ’skin and bones‘ architectural aesthetic privileged the dissociation of the envelope and the structure with sleek and light lines enabling the outside space to be an extension of the inside. He also conceived modernist furniture using new technologies mingled with fine craftsmanship. The delicate structural frames and feeling of important lightness characteristic of his work, definitely illustrate his now common aphorism: ‚less is more‘.