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Nathalie Du Pasquier

Nathalie Du Pasquier

Bordeaux, France, 1957

Emerald Sideboard
Memphis collection
Produced by Memphis, Italy

This object is one of her main designs and essential symbol of her involvement in the Memphis Group. It’s the proof of her ability to adapt to most different requirements and to range among many forms of expression.

Margarete (Grete) Lihotzky Schütte

Margarete (Grete) Lihotzky Schütte

Vienna, Austria, 1897 · 2000

Frankfurt Kitchen
Produced by the New Frankfurt social housing program, Frankfurt
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, et al.

This kitchen – minimal in its size, however rational and efficient – was conceived as one of the first steps toward a better and more egalitarian world. Regarded as the forerunner of modern fitted kitchens, it is a milestone in history of interior design.

Sylvia Gatt Stave

Sylvia Gatt Stave

Växjö, Sweden, 1908 · Paris, France, 1994

Cocktail Shaker
Produced by C.G. Hallbergs Guldsmedsaktiebolag, Stockholm
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

This object is a significant example of the modern design that flowered between the two World Wars. Strongly influenced by the Bauhaus movement, Stave’s cocktail shaker represents a unicum of its kind.

Marianne Liebe Brandt

Marianne Liebe Brandt

Chemnitz, Germany, 1893 · Kirchberg, Germany, 1983

Ashtray with Cigarette Holder
Produced by the Bauhaus Metal Workshop, Weimar
Bauhaus Archive – Museum of Design, Berlin

Liebe Brandt’s ashtray is one of the first objects produced at the Bauhaus’ metal workshop, where she was the only woman to have ever worked putting into practice the Bauhaus Weimar methodology of simplifying the design process for future mass-production.

Alma Buscher Siedhoff

Alma Buscher Siedhoff

Kreuztal, Germany, 1899 · Buchschlag, Germany, 1944

Toy Closet for the House am Horn Children’s-Room
Produced by the Bauhaus Woodcarving Workshop, Weimar
Klassik Stiftung, Bauhaus-Museum, Weimar

This toy closet is considered the first true demonstration of the Bauhaus’s modernist principles in furniture construction and epitomises Buscher’s belief in the potential of design-for-children to effect change in society at large.

Helena Kottler Vurnik

Helena Kottler Vurnik

Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1882 · Radovljica, Yugoslavia (Slovenia), 1962

Decoration of the Cooperative Business Bank
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The uniquely stylized decoration of the Cooperative Business Bank in Slovenian national style, which anticipated Art Deco, is Helena Vurnik’s most important profane work.

Marie Kuyken

Marie Kuyken

Haarlem, Netherlands, 1898 · 1988

Fire Screen
Produced by Willem A. Kuyken Workshop, Haarlem
Collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

This fire screen is an example of the application of decorative panels which were made in so-called cloisonné technique. These panels were designed by Marie Kuyken between 1919 and 1925 and handmade by her father Willem A. Kuyken. Most panels were unique pieces.

Adelgunde Gunta Stölzl

Adelgunde (Gunta) Stölzl

Munich, Germany, 1897 · Küsnacht, Switzerland, 1983

Pillowcase
Produced by the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop, Weimar
Bauhaus-Archiv Museum, Berlin

This pillowcase epitomises Stölzl’s experimentation in designing aesthetically modern and functional daily life homeware textiles, characterised by raw materials and abstract patterns of multiple colours.

Margaret Kropholler

Margaret Kropholler

Haarlem, Netherlands, 1891 · Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1966

Atelier Roland Holst
Zundert, Netherlands

Kropholler originally designed this building as a studio for the artist Richard Roland Holst and his wife, the politically active poet Henriëtte Roland Holst-van der Schalk. The design is an early example of the Amsterdam School style.