Bauhaus design home accessories, toys and furniture

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Styles and fashions come and go – but not so the Bauhaus. More than 100 years after Walter Gropius founded the "Staatliches Bauhaus" art school in Weimar, the design principles developed there are shaping our modern lives more than ever, from cubic new buildings to the user interface of a smartphone. A crucial intention of the Bauhaus teachings was to bring together art and utilitarian design in people's everyday lives, and this intention can still be considered successful to the highest degree.

We present here our selection of home accessories, toys and furniture in Bauhaus design. Among them are authorized replicas based on original designs by renowned Bauhaus artists as well as contemporary objects that are unmistakably in the Bauhaus tradition.

The Bauhaus movement was a reaction to the advancing industrialization from the late 19th century. For the first time, machines were able to mass-produce historicist forms with ornate flourishes and ornaments, thereby also devaluing them. Bauhaus designers wanted to reunite art with craftsmanship, but with a completely new formal language that would do justice to the industrial manufacturing process as well as to everyday use. The lack of raw materials as a result of the First World War also had an influence. This resulted in all the artistic prerequisites for the typical Bauhaus style: clear and simple forms, minimalism, meaningfulness and functionality - principles that are still taught today at every design school and applied by the best industrial designers.

Authorized Bauhaus replicas from the original designs

The following objects are original designs by Bauhaus artists such as Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Margaretha Reichardt or Josef Albers. They are manufactured under the highest quality standards strictly according to the original designs in small numbers in Europe.

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Bauhaus design decorative mobiles

In our comprehensive range of mobiles for hanging for adults and children, you will find numerous models that take up classic Bauhaus elements and stylishly enrich private as well as public spaces as free-swinging works of art.

You can find our entire selection of mobiles here.

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The history of the Bauhaus as a teaching institution is short. Walter Gropius, the first director, opened the "Staatliches Bauhaus" in Weimar in 1919 and immediately brought in a number of artists whose names still have a great ring to them today: Gerhard Marcks, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Theo van Doesborg and Josef Albers, to name just a few. After four years, the Thuringian government cut the budget of the Bauhaus by half, whereupon the Bauhaus moved its location to Dessau in 1925. There, legendary Bauhaus furniture such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's first cantilever chairs were created, and the Bauhaus began collaborations with the manufacturing industry. In 1930, Mies van der Rohe took over as director of the Bauhaus. A year later, the Nazi party NSDAP won the municipal elections in Dessau. It closed the Bauhaus the following year, 1932. Bauhaus art, which continues to have a lasting influence on industrial design worldwide, was considered "degenerate" by the Nazis. Mies van der Rohe's attempts to re-establish the Bauhaus in Berlin were stopped by the Nazis. In 1945, the Bauhaus in Dessau was destroyed by the war.

Thus, the Bauhaus was given only 14 short years in which to develop its ideas of a better design world. All the more astonishing is the immense influence that the Bauhaus has had on our cultural history to this day.

The Bauhaus building in Dessau was reconstructed in 1976 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important sites include the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin and the Bauhaus Museum in Tel Aviv.

Bauhaus birdhouses and birdbaths

Perhaps the most charming Bauhaus architecture we know are the bird feeders and birdbaths designed by German designer Uwe Sinnig. Simple and minimalist, made of sheet steel, they also allow our feathered friends to enjoy progressive design. The birdhouses are manufactured by a medium-sized company in Germany.

You can find the overview of all our birdhouses here

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Bauhaus design furniture

Theese pieces of furniture also follow the principles and design language of Bauhaus and integrate into everyday life as equally functional and well-designed objects. All our furniture is manufactured in Europe.

You can find the overview of all our furniture here.

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Naef Toys – premium costruction toys in Bauhaus tradition

Unmistakably rooted in Bauhaus are the original wooden games from the traditional Swiss manufacturer Naef, founded in 1954. The construction games made of simple, well-thought-out wooden elements, which can be experienced intuitively by adults and children alike, turn the Bauhaus principle into a creative experience.

Learn more about the manufacturer Naef-Spiele here. You can find our entire range of Naef games here.

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