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Walter Gropius Armchairs W199 Set of Eight

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Walter Gropius and Ben Thompson "W199" armchairs set of eight. Designed in 1951 with Benjamin Thompson a fellow professor at Harvard. Gropius' principal of the firm "The Architects' Collaborative" established with Thompson and six other former Harvard colleagues. The armchairs where designed to work equally as dining chairs, desk chairs, or reading chairs. They are very comfortable rarely seen treasures of chair and Bauhaus history. Walter Gropius founded Bauhaus 1919 in Weimar. Solid nuttwood & Laminated birch manufactured by Thonet 1951. Chairs are in very good to excellent condition. Some signs of minor wear.

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  • Creator
    Walter Gropius (Designer)
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1951
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    LaminatedBirch
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 24 in. x D 21 in.H 76.2 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    LAR1
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Reference Number
    LU92385871143
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About Walter Gropius (Designer)

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 these pages, Walter Gropius never compromised his vision of design that encompassed beauty, creativity and the highest level of technical skill.

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