Bauhaus Furniture…

Posted: November 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Bauhaus was a school in Germany, founded in 1919,  that combined arts and crafts. Of this, came many different designs and creations, one of them being Bauhaus furniture.

Knoll was the one of the first companies who started marketing the Bauhaus Furniture designed by Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray,Mies Van Der Rohe and other noted designers. These marvels of Bauhaus furniture were very expensive and out of reach for an average consumer. Today, we see furniture similated like this, for much cheaper. (http://www.spacify.com/modern-classic-furniture.htm).

The Barcelona chair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for his Pavilion at the International exhibition in Barcelona Spain. The chair was designed as seating for the King ans Queen while the stool was to serve as seating for the attendants. (http://www.purebauhaus.com/barcelona-chair-revisited-50)

The Folding Table, created by Gustav Hassenpflug, was another great piece of furniture that came from the Bauhaus. It was designed in 1928, and we’ve seen so many modern and more creative versions of the folding table today. This table is made of fine wood and skillfully crafted, but we often see much simpler versions of the folding table today.(http://www.purebauhaus.com/folding-table-by-gustav-hassenpflug-48).

Some of the modern Bauhaus Furniture is very pricey as well. Take a look at this Alvar Aalto Paimio Chair, for a retail price of $2,110.00! (http://www.bauhaus2yourhouse.com/products/alvar-aalto-paimio-chair)

I was interested in finding something outside of the text, and the Bauhaus furniture is lovely. You can find cheap and expensive items to complement your household. Items can be found for discounts in stores like Walmart, as well as unique custom designs in stores like bauhaususa.com.

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