German-born architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a creative force behind the design of the modern city. Like his buildings, his furniture designs encompass a sense of balance and incorporate sophisticated lines and details. In Berlin, Mies worked as an architect with Bruno Paul, Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and for Peter Behrens. Working with Lilly Reich, Rohe created the German pavilion for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona, which would provide seating for the King and Queen of Spain. It was this inspiration that led to the creation of the Barcelona series, which was to become Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's most iconic design.