Thursday, January 9, 2014

Two Seat Sofa by Walter Gropius(Bauhaus)

Walter Gropius was a German architect and founder of Bauhaus. Along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of "modern" architecture.
In 1908 Gropius found employment with the firm of Peter Behrens, one of the first members of the utilitarian school. His fellow employees at this time included Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Dietrich Marcks. In 1910 Gropius left the firm of Behrens and together with fellow employee Adolf Meyer established a practice in Berlin, where he remained until the onset of World War I. In 1919, Gropius was appointed the Master the Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar. It was this academy which Gropius transformed into the world famous Bauhaus, attracting a faculty which included Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, Josef Albers, Herbet Bayer, and Wassily Kandinsky. Students collaborated on the use modern and innovative materials and mass-produced fittings, often originally intended for industrial settings, to create original furniture and buildings.
With the help of the English architect Maxwell Fry, Gropius was able to get out of Germany in 1934, on the pretext of making a temporary visit to Britain. Thus he escaped the rising antisemitism in Germany. He lived and worked in Britain, as part of the Isokon group with Fry and others until moving to the United States in 1937.

Made in Germany by Tecta. A licensed reproduction.
Dimensions: H 27 1/2" D 27 1/2" W 55" SH 16 1/2"
Materials: Base ash, black, white or natural stained. Upholstered seat.

Aro Stool By Oscar Diaz

Stools are occasional pieces of furniture, and as such we move them around constantly. With this in mind, my intention was to make a stool both lightweight and easy to pick up.
Aro is based on two rings of wood connected by tree legs. The rings allow reducing the amount of wood used while maintaining at the same time the structural strength and comfort.

Without looking like an obvious handle, the external ring allows also to grab easily the stool from any direction.
The rounded contours of Aro, invite to sit and look visually soft. It was also important that while having its own character, the stool would have the ability to blend well in a variety of environments.
The level of craftsmanship is demonstrated on the joints that link the top parts and the legs at different angles.

Aro was crafted by La Veneta and designed for ” Edition of 9″, an exhibition organized and curated by Something Good , which is part of the Ventura Lambrate design district at the Milan Furniture Fair 2012.

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