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Walter Gropius Furniture

Walter Gropius (Germany and USA, 1883–1969)
Walter Gropius (Germany and USA, 1883–1969)

As the founder of the Bauhaus — the German art and design school that was one of the chief crucibles of modernism — Walter Gropius had a central and enduring impact on the architecture and design of the 20th century and beyond. Along with fellow Bauhaus principals such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Gropius championed a philosophy of design focused on simplicity, efficiency and the inherent beauty of steel, glass and other industrial materials.


Born in Berlin, Gropius followed in his architect father’s footsteps and after completing his studies was employed by the brilliant proto-modernist designer Peter Behrens.  Gropius’s early architectural work demonstrated many of the aspects that define the modernist aesthetic: ribbon windows, an emphasis on light and minimal decoration. Gropius became known primarily as a great organizer, writer and teacher. After military service in World War I, he developed concepts of what are now called the applied arts — a marriage of creative imagination with practical skill and technology. These notions drove Gropius’s founding of the Bauhaus in 1919. The school would welcome many of the great creators of the 20th century, including Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers. After the independent-minded college fell afoul of the Nazi regime in the 1930s, Gropius immigrated to the United States, and finished out his years on the Harvard faculty.


Gropius produced far fewer furniture designs than his fellows on the Bauhaus faculty, but what he did make has a purity of form and spirit. As you will see from the works offered on 1stDibs, Walter Gropius never compromised his vision of design that encompassed beauty, creativity and the highest level of technical skill.

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Leather Sofa F51-2 by Walter Gropius for Tecta
By Walter Gropius
Located in Vienna, AT
Hardwood frame black painted and upholstered with red leather. Designed by the founder of the Bauhaus Walter Gropius in 1920. The F51-2 2-seat sofa as a complementary piece of furnit...
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Early 2000s German Bauhaus Walter Gropius Furniture

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Leather, Upholstery, Ash

Walter Gropius f51 chairs in black leather
By Walter Gropius
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bauhaus Weimar, f51 chair, Walter Gropius After his studies in Munich and Berlin, Walter Gropius joined the office of architect Peter Behrens, where he worked alongside a number o...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Walter Gropius Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Set of Nine Bauhaus Bronze Door Handles by Walter Gropius & Adolf Meyer 1930s
By Walter Gropius, Adolf Meyer
Located in Munich, DE
Set of nine original, minimalistic Bauhaus door handles. Designed by Walter Gropius (founder and first director of German Bauhaus School) and Adolf Meyer in 1923, Weimar, Germany. Ex...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Walter Gropius Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

Walter Gropius Chairs for Thonet
By Walter Gropius, Thonet
Located in Chicago, IL
Walter Gropius chairs for Thonet. Shown here is a set of 6 being sold in sets of 2s. I have additional chairs in stock for larger sets required.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Walter Gropius Furniture

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Wood

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