Bauhaus: Retro Futuristic Design of the 20th Century

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Bauhaus, the art style of the '20s and '30s gave us some awesome designs in architecture — but it influenced furniture design, too. Here are some of the most wonderful examples.

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A cradle, designed by Peter Keler in 1922

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F51 Office Armchair, designed by Walter Gropius for his office at the Dessau Bauhaus

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The WG 24 lamp (also known as the Wagenfeld Lampe), 1924, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Karl J. Jucker

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Laccio Table, by Marcel Breuer, c. 1925

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The Model B3 (also known as Wassily) Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926

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An unknown woman in a B3 chair, wearing a mask, designed by Oskar Schlemmer and a dress, designed by Herbert Beyer, c. 1926:

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Nesting tables, designed by Josef Albers, 1926-1927

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The LC4 (Chaise Longue or Long Chair), designed by Le Corbusier in 1928

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Cesca C32 Cane Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, 1928

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The LC1 Villa Church, designed by Le Corbusier, 1928

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Barcelona chair, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, 1929

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A chair, designed by the Czech Jindrich Halabala in 1930

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The Barcelona daybed, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930

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A chrome-plated tubular steel couch from Germany, 1932

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A cabinet designed by Bruno Weil for Thonet, 1932

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A desk by Mücke-Melder Company, 1934

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A Kienzle table clock, 1934

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Steel armchairs by Mücke & Melder

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A tubular steel sideboard from 1935

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A wardrobe, designed by the Czech Robert Slezák, produced in 1935

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Short Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936

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A German dressing table from the mid-1930s

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A drinks trolley by Zsuzsa Kozma, 1938-1939

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Bonus: Pendant light Berlin, in the style of German Modernism, from 2001

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DISCUSSION

GuardianBob
GuardianBob

Amazing designs aside, I feel it's my duty to post this here: