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Walter Gropius Furniture

German, 1883-1969
German, 1883-1969

As the founder of the Bauhaus — the German art and design school that was one of the chief crucibles of modernismWalter 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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Creator:Walter Gropius
Set of Nine Bauhaus Bronze Door Handles by Walter Gropius & Adolf Meyer 1930s
By Adolf Meyer, Walter Gropius
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

Pair of Walter Gropius Chairs for Thonet
By Walter Gropius, Thonet
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Walter Gropius chairs for Thonet. Additional chairs in stock if a larger set is required. This listing is for 2 chairs.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Walter Gropius Furniture

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Wood

Walter Gropius Set of Eight Dining Armchairs
By Thonet, Walter Gropius
Located in Chicago, IL
Walter Gropius set of eight dining armchairs, model W199 These have all been professionally restored to original tone and appearance. Stained solid birch.  
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Walter Gropius Furniture

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Birch

Set of 6 Walter Gropius Chairs for Thonet
By Walter Gropius, Thonet
Located in Chicago, IL
Walter Gropius chairs for Thonet. Additional chairs in stock if a larger set is required.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Walter Gropius Furniture

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Wood

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Walter Gropius furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Walter Gropius furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Walter Gropius collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Walter Gropius' original furniture was created in the Mid-20th Century in Germany in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Mauser Werke, Herta-Maria Witzemann and Elmar Flötotto if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Walter Gropius furniture may vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $4,250 and tops out at $18,750, while pieces like these can sell for on average $14,055..

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