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Bauhaus Benches

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Bauhaus

The Bauhaus was a progressive German art and design school founded by the architect Walter Gropius that operated from 1919 to1933. The name Bauhaus is derived from the German verb bauen, “to build.” Under the school’s innovative curriculum, students were taught the fine arts, such as painting and sculpture, as well as practical skills like carpentry and metalworking. The goal of the Bauhaus was to erase the distinction between art and craft, while embracing the use of new technologies and materials.

     Despite its brief existence, the Bauhaus has had an enduring influence on art and design, and is regarded by many as the 20th century’s chief crucible of modernism. The faculty roster reads like a who’s who of modernist creative genius, and included such artists as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy along with architects and designers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer.

     Bauhaus design style reflects the tenets by which these creators worked: simplicity, clarity and function. They disdained superfluous ornament in favor of precise construction. The furniture of the Bauhaus and its followers married industrial and natural materials in simple, geometric forms. Seating pieces were made with tubular metal or molded plywood frames, and upholstered with leather or cane. Above all, as you can discern on these pages, designs in the Bauhaus style offer aesthetic flexibility. They can be the elements of a wholly spare, minimalist space, the quiet foundation of an environment in which color and pattern come from one’s own collection of art and artifacts.

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Set of 4 Contemporary Stainless Steal Handcrafted Side Tables by Luis Pons
Located in Miami, FL
4 stainless steel tables handcrafted in Brazil with an interior image of photographer Paul Clemente. Optical, which Pons designed in collaboration with celebrated photographer Paul ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Benches

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Stainless Steel

Goa Bench, France, Le Berre Vevaud
Located in Paris, FR
Goa bench, France, Le Berre Vevaud Empreinte Collection Black brushed oak seat plate Steel base and solid beech ball base, glossy Black lacquered finish Foam density: HR 40 kg (firm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Bauhaus Benches

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Metal

Lou Bench, Memphis, France, Le Berre Vevaud
Located in Paris, FR
Lou Bench, Memphis, France, Le Berre Vevaud Empreinte Collection Grey Blue brushed oak seat top Steel base, glossy Grey Blue lacquered finish Removable seat upholstered in Villa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

The Tack Bench, Calen Knauf, Brown and Beige, Steel Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Tack Bench takes its form from equestrian accoutrement. The seat is a curved steel surface softened by a thick vegetable tan leather oval, a nod to the shape of a saddle. The cur...
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2010s Canadian Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

The Tack Bench, Calen Knauf, All Black, Steel Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Tack Bench takes its form from equestrian accoutrement. The seat is a curved steel surface softened by a thick vegetable tan leather oval, a nod to the shape of a saddle. The cur...
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2010s Canadian Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

The Tack Bench, Calen Knauf, Black and Beige, Steel Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Tack Bench takes its form from equestrian accoutrement. The seat is a curved steel surface softened by a thick vegetable tan leather oval, a nod to the shape of a saddle. The cur...
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2010s Canadian Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

Contemporary Marco Guazzini Bench Carrara Marble Wool Effect Blue White
Located in Milano, IT
The fluent bench. The tabletop is made in Marwoolus material with blue wool fibers and white Carrara marble powder base. The steel frame structure is blue powder-coated. Materia...
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2010s Italian Bauhaus Benches

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Carrara Marble

The Tack Bench, Calen Knauf, Vegetable Tan Brown and Black, Steel Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Tack Bench takes its form from equestrian accoutrement. The seat is a curved steel surface softened by a thick vegetable tan leather oval, a nod to the shape of a saddle. The cur...
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2010s Canadian Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

Tack Bench, Calen Knauf, Brown and Black, Steel Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Tack Bench takes its form from equestrian accoutrement. The seat is a curved steel surface softened by a thick vegetable tan leather oval, a nod to the shape of a saddle. The cur...
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2010s Canadian Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

Rare Industrial Stool from the Bauhaus in Berlin, Germany, 1930
Located in New York, NY
Actual German stool / bench from the Bauhaus Building in Berlin. See photos below from Bauhaus in Berlin under the Directorship of Mies van der Rohe. A similar stool is also used in...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Benches

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Steel

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Original Blue Lacquered Modernist Plywood Stool, circa 1925
Located in Brussels, BE
Modernist stool, blue painted plywood, circa 1925. Possibly by Summers or Rietveld. Measures: H 40 cm, W 43 cm, D 34 cm. Good original condition. Some marks of use on the painting.
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1920s European Vintage Bauhaus Benches

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Scrap Wood

Barcelona Daybed, Black Leather, Chrome, Walnut, Excellent Condition
Located in Kansas City, MO
Black leather Barcelona daybed in the Style of Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll. Very high quality production. Twenty years old but virtually unused.
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1990s Italian Bauhaus Benches

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Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava Black Leather "Diesis" Bench for B&B Italia
Located in Miami, FL
Designed by Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava for B&B Italia, the Diesis bench is made with a black leather upholstered cushion with soft down filling and sits on a large leather wrapp...
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Early 2000s Italian Bauhaus Benches

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Midcentury Patinated Leather Gym Bench or Table, Germany, 1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
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Vintage Three-Seat Cinema Bench, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This three-seat cinema bench was produced in former Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. The chairs are stable and can be placed anywhere. It is completely made of wood (partly solid woo...
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Located in Sagaponack, NY
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