The words of famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "Less is more." and his emphasis on strict minimalistic diction provided inspiration for the design of the tables and benches from the Mies collection. The renowned architect's emphasis on functionality and precision craftsmanship was something the design duo adhered to when designing the collection. It is particularly recognisable thanks to the details in the corners, which complete the straightforward architectural look. The bench and table tops are also partially recessed in the frames.