Nathalie Du Pasquier
Bordeaux, France, 1957
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
Vienna, Austria, 1897 · 2000
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
Växjö, Sweden, 1908 · Paris, France, 1994
Produced by C.G. Hallbergs Guldsmedsaktiebolag, 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
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
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
Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1882 · Radovljica, Yugoslavia (Slovenia), 1962
Decoration of the Cooperative Business Bank
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.
Haarlem, Netherlands, 1898 · 1988
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
Munich, Germany, 1897 · Küsnacht, Switzerland, 1983
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.
Haarlem, Netherlands, 1891 · Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1966
Atelier Roland Holst
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.
Sonia Terk Delaunay
Hradyzh, Ukraine, 1885 · Paris, France, 1979
Interiors by Casa Sonia
Decorative works performed by Sonia Delaunay in Madrid from 1918 onwards, when she opened Casa Sonia in Madrid, engaged in interior design and her characteristic simultaneous designs.