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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Bauhaus Multicolored Hand Embroidery Wool Pillow w...
Vintage 1920s Bauhaus Textiles
The original Art Deco pillow with multicolored embroidery comes with the insert. The both sides have different geometric pattern colored in black, green, lilac, light blue, brown, ivory...
Bauhaus/Marianne Brandt Modernist Crumb Brush and Tray, circa 1929
Bauhaus/Marianne Brandt Modernist Crumb Brush and ...
Marianne Brandt
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus More Dining and Entertaining
Metal
A burnt orange enameled sheet metal and horsehair brush and tray by the Bauhaus artist and Industrial designer Marianne Brandt (1893-1983). A functional, simple design exemplifying the ...
Pair of Dark Brown Leather MR Lounge Armchairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll

By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll International
Pair of Dark Brown Leather MR Lounge Armchairs by ...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll International
Early 2000s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of MR lounge chairs designed in 1927 by Mies van der Rohe, made by Knoll International in 2002. Beautiful very dark chocolate leather, signed with impressed Knoll mark in the fram...
1930s Bauhaus Metalwork Dispenser by Marianne Brandt for Rupplewerk
1930s Bauhaus Metalwork Dispenser by Marianne Bran...
Marianne Brandt, Ruppelwerk
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Tableware
Metal, Paper
A rare, enameled metal filter dispenser by the German artist and designer Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) for Rupplewerk. In very good original condition, it also contains original filters ...
Cantilever Series Bench by Phaedo, Oxidized Black ...
Morgan Spaulding
21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Benches
Walnut
The cantilever bench is inspired by classic Bauhaus design. The cantilever bench is a simplified form that blends rationality with functionality. Originally envisioned as an entry...
Art Deco Bauhaus Era Coffee Machine 1920s Hungary
Vintage 1920s Bauhaus Glass
Metal, Glass, Bakelite, Rubber
This presented coffee machine was designed and made in the 1920s, Hungary. The coffee machine was made of chromed metal, glass and bakelite. Electric vacuum ready - 600W - The electri...
Maralunga Leather Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina

By Cassina, Vico Magistretti
Maralunga Leather Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cas...
Cassina, Vico Magistretti
Vintage 1980s Italian Bauhaus Sofas
Leather
Maralunga three-seat sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina in black leather. The Maralunga sofa series won Italy's Compasso D'Oro award for Industrial Design. It has been selected for th...
Extra Large Bauhaus Desk with a Macassar Veneer

Extra Large Bauhaus Desk with a Macassar Veneer
Vintage 1950s German Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables
Macassar
Vintage Bauhaus CEO-desk extra large with a curved body and a Macassar veneer. Wonderful Bauhaus desk writing plate made of leather chrome bars on the massive plate unique, handc...
Pair of Bauhaus Armchairs, circa 1930
Pair of Bauhaus Armchairs, circa 1930
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Armchairs
Metal
Pair of Bauhaus armchairs, circa 1930. Original vinyl-leather upholstery with green metal tubular frame.
Chairs by Willy Guhl for Dietiker, 1942, Set of Four

By Willy Guhl
Chairs by Willy Guhl for Dietiker, 1942, Set of Fo...
Willy Guhl
Vintage 1940s Swiss Bauhaus Side Chairs
Cane, Nutwood
This is a special edition (presumably a prototype of the well-known model) of Willy Guhl's famous chair, which forms a continuous bench. These four chairs were a gift from Willy Guhl to...
Rare Modernist 1930s Flower Stand
Rare Modernist 1930s Flower Stand
Unknown
Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Racks and Stands
Wood
A truly unique and an extremely rare modernist flower stand from the 1930s. It is a stunning example of modernist furniture design with an elegant composition of simple geometric forms,...
Pair of Vintage Barcelona Chairs, Mies Van Der Rohe

By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Pair of Vintage Barcelona Chairs, Mies Van Der Roh...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather, Steel
A vintage pair of "Barcelona" chairs with heavy steel frames and original cream leather. Steel frames are chrome-plated and show some wear. Leather cushions are in great vintage condit...
Bauhaus Style Floor Lamp

Bauhaus Style Floor Lamp
Vintage 1930s Austrian Bauhaus Floor Lamps
A very elegant swiveling (Measure: 140-250cm) floor-lamp made in aluminium and chrome-plated iron, shade 480cm, riffled reflector.
Original Thonet Le Corbusier LC1 'Basculant' Armchair

By Le Corbusier
Original Thonet Le Corbusier LC1 'Basculant' Armch...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1920s French Bauhaus Armchairs
The rare 1920s original in original fabric.
Duesenberg No. 018 Square Frame Glass Pendant Light 46" Square

By Sandy Littman
Duesenberg No. 018 Square Frame Glass Pendant Ligh...
Sandy Littman
2010s American Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Aluminum, Glass
LED illuminated glass chandelier with round flat white glass in square satin aluminum frame. Large 46". 3000K color temperature, 80 CRI, 120/277 volt operation with 0-10 volt dimming. ...
French Desk Lamp in Brushed Aluminum with Clamp, 1...
Vintage 1950s French Bauhaus Table Lamps
Metal, Brass
Elegant, vintage 1950s French desk lamp with shade made of brushed aluminum. At the end of the black metal neck is a clamp for attachment to a desk, table or shelf. Recalls designs by J...
Cross Frame Chair by Max Bill

Cross Frame Chair by Max Bill
Max Bill
20th Century European Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs
Beech
Max Bill Cross frame chair. Lacquered beech. Measures: 31 H x 19 W x 20.5 D inches. 18" seat height. The cross frame chair by Bauhaus artist Max Bill has an X-frame for increased...
Study Rug by Anni Albers

By Anni Albers
Study Rug by Anni Albers
Anni Albers
2010s Indian Bauhaus North and South American Rugs
Wool
This hand-tufted wool rug by Anni Albers is based on the 1926 cotton and silk original, now part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. This timeless design is limited to 1...
Bauhaus Design Cantilevered Tubular Metal and Saddle Leather Chair by Mart Stam
Bauhaus Design Cantilevered Tubular Metal and Sadd...
Mart Stam
Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather, Metal
In the 1920s Dutch architect Mart Stam revolutionized modern design by using tubular metal. This Bauhaus movement consisted of the cantilevered S 33 chair which was produced by Thonet. ...
Scandinavian Art Deco Table Mirror Bauhaus Era

Scandinavian Art Deco Table Mirror Bauhaus Era
Bauhaus
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Bauhaus Table Mirrors
Steel, Chrome
Original condition adjustable table mirror chrome steel.
Bauhaus Style Pink Lacquered Wood and Brass Cabine...
Montse Piquer
2010s European Bauhaus Cabinets
Brass, Lacquer
Budapest is a reflection of the exotic, feminine and dramatic Wes Anderson’s cinematic world. Its vintage style and splash of color make it a veritable visual feast. This eccentric ae...
Cantilever Series Armchair by Phaedo, Oxidized Bla...
Morgan Spaulding
21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Armchairs
Walnut
The Cantilever armchair is inspired by Classic Bauhaus design. The Cantilever armchair is a simplified form that blends rationality with functionality. Originally envisioned as an...
Chromed Bauhaus Side Table

Chromed Bauhaus Side Table
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Side Tables
Brass, Cut Glass
Elegant Bauhaus side table with a unique design and body language. This single piece offers amazing Bauhaus design with a curved leg part made of polychromed brass and a round, glass ta...
Vintage Bakelite Desk Lamp from Nolta Lux, 1930s

By Nolta-Lux
Vintage Bakelite Desk Lamp from Nolta Lux, 1930s
Nolta-Lux
Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Iron, Bakelite
Vintage German bakelite desk lamp with goose neck in Bauhaus style. Measures: Width 22.0 cm Height 50.0 cm Other: Diameter 17 cm.
Kaiser 'Original Jdell' Desk Lamp, 1930

By Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Kaiser 'Original Jdell' Desk Lamp, 1930
Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Metal
A very early rare edition of the Kaiser Idell original desk lamp by Bauhaus designer Christian Dell. This early edition, originally made in 1930, has a smaller shade than the later mod...
Modernist Zeiss Ikon Lamps Adolf Meyer Bauhaus Industrial Kandem Art Deco, Pair

By Adolf Meyer, Zeiss Ikon
Modernist Zeiss Ikon Lamps Adolf Meyer Bauhaus Ind...
Adolf Meyer, Zeiss Ikon
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Wall Lights and Sconces
Metal, Glass
Gorgeous Carl Zeiss Ikon industrial spotlights probably designed by Adolf Meyer and manufactured in Jena, Germany, circa 1930 while the Bauhaus period. This “JS 5” lamp is the largest v...
Black Enamel Pendant Lamp Cast Iron Top

Black Enamel Pendant Lamp Cast Iron Top
Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Pendant lamp from former Czechoslovakia, previously used in a factories. Made from enameled metal. Black outside, white interior. Cast iron top. New socket E27 and wire. Weight 1.5 kg...
Christian Dell Bauhaus Table Lamp for Kaiser Idell, 1930s

By Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Christian Dell Bauhaus Table Lamp for Kaiser Idell...
Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Metal
Black steel adjustable desk lamp designed by Christian Dell for Idell Kaiser Germany, circa 1930s. Fully functional. Good vintage condition. Small hole in the shade. Measures: Height: ...
Vintage Black Enameled Hanging Lamp

Vintage Black Enameled Hanging Lamp
Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Very old industrial hanging lamp from former Czechoslovakia,1930s. Lamp has iron dome and black lampshade. White interior. Beautiful patina. New socket E27. New cable. Fully function...
Vintage Black Industrial Pendant Light, 1930s
Vintage Black Industrial Pendant Light, 1930s
Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Pendant lamp from former Czechoslovakia, previously used in a factories. Made from enamelled metal. Black outside, white interior. Interesting top. New socket E 27 and wire. It is in...
Vintage Industrial Hanging Lamp

Vintage Industrial Hanging Lamp
Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Iron, Metal
Industrial hanging lamp from 1950s.Previously black enameled lamp was painted on grey. Now lamp has an interesting patina. New socket E 27 and wire.
Midcentury Industrial Grey Enameled Factory Lamp
Midcentury Industrial Grey Enameled Factory Lamp
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
- Vintage industrial lamp with grey enamel featuring a white interior - Cast iron top - New E 27 socket and wire.
Industrial Midcentury Black Enamelled Factory Lamp...
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
This 1950s industrial style lamp has a black-enamelled exterior and white interior. The top is cast-iron, and there is a new E27 socket. Weight: 4 kg. 20 pieces available.
Very Old Industrial Black Lamp, 1920s

Very Old Industrial Black Lamp, 1920s
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1920s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
This rare very old industrial lamp comes from the 1925 factory. Lamp has black enamel exterior, white interior. Cast iron top. New porcelain socket E 27 and wire. Weight 2.5 kg.
Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Light, Black En...
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Glass
TBlack enamel lamp with white interior. Cast iron top. Striped glass. Weight: 6.0 kg. New wire. 12 pieces available.
Vintage Grey Enamel Industrial Lamp

Vintage Grey Enamel Industrial Lamp
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Unusual factory hanging light with grey enamel and white interior. Iron top. New socket E 27 and wire. Weight 9 kg.
Modernist Design 20th Century Brass Watering Cans,...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Unknown Bauhaus Urns
Brass, Tin
Modernist design 20th century brass watering cans, Bauhaus influenced. Very large hand-wrought 20th century brass watering can. Heavy solid brass or plated copper construction. Se...
Black Industrial Lamp with Porcelain Top, 1950s
Black Industrial Lamp with Porcelain Top, 1950s
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Porcelain
Industrial pendant lamp with a black enamel metal shade, circa 1950.White interior. Porcelain top.
Vintage Industrial Black Enamel Pedant Lamp, Bauhaus, 1920s
Vintage Industrial Black Enamel Pedant Lamp, Bauha...
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1920s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Iron
Very old industrial pendant lamp. Used in factories in former Czechoslovakia,1920s. Cast iron top. New wiring and E27 socket. Weight: 5 kg.
Black Enamel and Cast Iron Industrial Cage Pendant...
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Iron, Metal, Glass
Black enamel and cast iron. Clear glass. Weight: 9.0 kg. New wire.
Vintage Grey Enamel Industrial Lamp

Vintage Grey Enamel Industrial Lamp
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Vintage industrial lamp with grey enamel featuring and white interior. Iron top,1940s. New socket E27, weight 3kg.
Vintage Industrial Grey Enamel Hanging Light, 1930s
Vintage Industrial Grey Enamel Hanging Light, 1930...
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Industrial hanging light. Grey enamel. White interior. Iron top.1930s. New socket E 27 and wire weight 2 kg.
Grey Enamel Vintage Industrial Hanging Bauhaus Lamp
Grey Enamel Vintage Industrial Hanging Bauhaus Lam...
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Industrial hanging light. Grey enamel. White interior. Iron top.1930s. New socket E 27 and wire. Weight 2 kg.
Black Enamel Factory Lamp

Black Enamel Factory Lamp
Elektrosvit
Vintage 1950s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Rare black Industrial pendant lamp from former Czechoslovakia, 1950s. Lamp has white enamel interior, cast iron top. Two new porcelain sockets E 27. New wire. Weight 5kg.
Christian Dell Gooseneck Table Lamp for Kaiser Idell, 1930s

By Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Christian Dell Gooseneck Table Lamp for Kaiser Ide...
Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Metal
Black adjustable gooseneck table lamp by Christian Dell for Kaiser Idell. Lamp is in good vintage condition. Fully functional. Measures: Height 50.0 cm Depth 19.0 cm Other: diameter...
Bauhaus Industrial Enamel Pendant Lamp, 1930s
Bauhaus Industrial Enamel Pendant Lamp, 1930s
Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
- Black enamel pendant lamp - Bauhaus style - Designed in the 1930s - White enamel on the inside - Cast iron top - New socket E 27 and wire.
Vintage Grey Enamelled Hanging Lamp

Vintage Grey Enamelled Hanging Lamp
Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Iron
Very old Industrial hanging lamp from former Czechoslovakia, 1930s. Lamp has iron dome and grey lampshade. White interior. Beautiful patina. New socket E 27. New cable. Fully functio...
Werner Max Moser Tubular Steel Armchair for Embru Werke

By Embru, Werner Max Moser
Werner Max Moser Tubular Steel Armchair for Embru ...
Embru, Werner Max Moser
Vintage 1930s Swiss Bauhaus Armchairs
Metal, Fabric, Chrome, Bakelite
Cantilevered tubular chromed steel armchair with bakelite armrests, model WB 21, designed by Swiss architect Werner Max Moser in 1930 and produced by Embru Werke, circa 1935. A classic,...
Early and Rare Kurt Versen Pendant Fixture

By Kurt Versen
Early and Rare Kurt Versen Pendant Fixture
Kurt Versen
Vintage 1930s American Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Aluminum, Milk Glass
Pendant fixture with spherical milk glass globe and satin aluminum fittings. Designed and produced by Kurt Versen, circa 1937. A Bauhaus-inspired design, befitting a Swedish-born design...
Ratan Woven Armchair by Erich Dieckmann "1925"

By Erich Dieckmann
Ratan Woven Armchair by Erich Dieckmann "1925"
Erich Dieckmann
Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Armchairs
Rattan
Stabile construction of the armchairs with woven rattan pattern in the original condition.
Great Art Deco Bauhaus Wood Chrome Mantle Desk Clo...
Kienzle Clocks, Junghans Uhren GmbH
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Clocks
Chrome, Wood
Awesome Art Deco / Bauhaus mantel desk clock made in Germany, circa 1925-1935 with attribution to Kienzle or Junghans in Germany. It is made of dark wood on a wood body with chromed num...
Black Bauhaus Style Console Table

Black Bauhaus Style Console Table
21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Console Tables
Lacquer
Great Bauhaus style console table / wall console with three drawers with chrome handles. Lacobell glass top Chrome bars and handles Hand polished surfaces Three drawers Abso...
Small Bauhaus Design Console with Drawers

Small Bauhaus Design Console with Drawers
21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Console Tables
Lacquer
Wonderful Bauhaus style console with two drawers. Unique and simple design. High gloss black piano lacquer finish Large chrome handles. Customization are available.
S 285 & S 64 N Tubular Steel Chrome Walnut Wood Desk & Chair by Gebruder Thonet
S 285 & S 64 N Tubular Steel Chrome Walnut Wood De...
Gebruder Thonet
21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut, Chrome
The tubular steel desk S 285: An unsurpassed piece of modern design This tubular steel desk is a successful example of the Bauhaus' programmatic claim of combining art and technology i...
S 290 Sideboard Cabinet Walnut Wood and Tubular Steel Chrome by Gebruder Thonet
S 290 Sideboard Cabinet Walnut Wood and Tubular St...
Gebruder Thonet
21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Cabinets
Wood, Steel
S 290 storage sideboard cabinet in walnut and tubular polished steel. One open shelf and two hinged doors. Measures: 32" W x 18.5" D x 36" H Designed by Marcel Breuer Manufactur...
Leather Memory Game with 20 Cards

By Stephane Parmentier, Giobagnara
Leather Memory Game with 20 Cards
Stephane Parmentier, Giobagnara
2010s Italian Bauhaus Collectibles and Curiosities
Plexiglass, Leather
A nod to the childhood game, this 20-piece Memory in black and white leather marquetry designed by Stéphane Parmentier draws its inspiration from the 20th century art and design vocabul...
CASBAH Chair Iron Fabric, Leather Mexican Contempo...
Nomade Atelier
2010s Mexican Bauhaus Chairs
Metal, Leather, Wool
the Casbah chair by Nomade Atelier, inspired by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy´s photograms, is all about linear balance, gravity and angular movement. Another version of this complex tubular all bl...
M Armchair 'Oak veneer and Metal structure' - Le Corbusier inspiration

By Dmitry Samygin
M Armchair 'Oak veneer and Metal structure' - Le C...
Dmitry Samygin
21st Century and Contemporary Russian Bauhaus Armchairs
Metal, Oak
Armchair by Russian designer Dmitry Samygin Oak veneer and metal tube Measures: 86 cm x 65 cm x 65 cm (34 x 25.5 x 25.5 in).