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Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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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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PH Office Desk, Chrome, Black Painted Polished, Leather on Panles, Satin Matt
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bold and colorful, this desk will add style and character too your working day. Poul Henningsen designed this masterpiece in 1935. A harmony of striking aesthetics and practicality, ...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

PH Office Desk, Chrome, Red Painted Polished, Satin Matt Drawers, Green Leather
Located in Copenhagen, DK
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

PH Office Desk, Chrome, Mahogany Venee, Red Satin Matt, Solid Wood Edges
Located in Copenhagen, DK
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

PH Office Desk, Chrome, Natural Oak Veneer, Green Satin Matt, Plywood Edges
Located in Copenhagen, DK
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Czech Beech Bauhaus Chrome Tubular Writing Desk by Robert Slezak, 1930s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Desk with a frame in tubular chromed steel. Manufactured by Robert Slezak factory, in the 1930s. Wood is completely restored. The original veneer is preserved. Tubular steel with ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Rare Mauser Rundform 'Berlin' Directors Writing Desk in Metal, Germany, 1950
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Directors writing desk model Berlin by Mauser Waldeck Germany from the "Rundform" series. Design, around 1950. The desk has been extensively restored. It was completely dismantled a...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Contemporary Marco Guazzini Dining Table Carrara Marble Wool Effect Blue White
Located in Milano, IT
Fluent dining table. The table top is made in Marwoolus material with blue wool fibers and white Carrara marble powder base. The steel frame structure is blue powder coated. Mat...
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2010s Italian Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Carrara Marble

Unusual Czech Oak Bauhaus Chrome Writing Desk by Hynek Gottwald, 1930s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Desk with a frame in tubular chromed steel. Manufactured by Hynek Gottwald, Czechia, in the 1930s. Completely restored. Tubular steel with original chrome plating and patina. Fully...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

1970s Bauhaus Style Executive Desk Table
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Very beautiful Bauhaus style executive desk table in rosewood veneer table top and chrome tubular frame.
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Mid-20th Century Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Bauhaus Desk by Erich Diekmann, Rosewood Veneer, Restored, Germany, 1920s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Original restored Bauhaus desk by Erich Diekmann in wonderful Palisander / rosewood veneer with silver colored metal hardware. Design: Erich Diekmann, 1923-1925, attributed to Ma...
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel, Nickel

Completely Restored Red Functionalism Chrome Writing Desk, Czechia, 1940s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Writing desk made in Czechoslovakia Material: Chrome, lacquered wood Completely restored. Period: 1940-1949.   
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Czech Mahogany Bauhaus Chrome Tubular Writing Desk by Robert Slezak, 1930s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Desk with a frame in tubular chromed steel. Manufactured by Robert Slezak factory, in the 1930s. Wood is completely restored. The original veneer is preserved. Tubular steel with ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

1930s German Bauhaus Desk Out of White Lacquered Metal and a Black Linoleum Top
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful 1930s German Bauhaus desk is in its original condition and come directly from the first owner. It was standing in the doctor's office. It is made out of white lacquer...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Chrome

1930s Lacquered Bar Console Table in the Style of Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Original 1930s black lacquered table with tubular metal legs in the style of Marcel Breuer. Has a variety of uses, console, bar, small desk or vanity.
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Unique Bauhaus Electrified Green Reading Table, Original Good Condition, 1930s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Reading table that is a perfect example of Bauhaus era in Czechoslovakia. Material: Chrome, lacquered wood, glass Period: 1930-1939 Source: Czech (Czechoslovakia) Dimensions:...
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20th Century Czech Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Bauhaus Herbert Hirche Writing Desk for Christian Holzapfel, circa 1950
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful double-drawer large writing desk by Herbert Hirche for Holzapfel. It has an archive drawer on the right hand side, and left and right 5 drawers with removable dividers, as ...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic white lacquered Bauhaus writing desk from the era circa 1930s in Austria. Renown as homestead of the avant-garde of classical modernism, this design style was invented to b...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Wonderful Art Deco Metal Desk by Bauhaus
Located in Kingston, NY
This wonderful turn of the 20th century metal desk was created by Bauhaus. It features chrome lines and fixtures with a high gloss lacquer in cherry and black leather top plate.
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Chrome

Rare Extraordinary Bauhaus Chrome Writing Table or Desk
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1930s, Czechoslovakia - Functionalism, Bauhaus - Hynek Gottwald, Brandýs nad Labem - From a factory owner office - Tubular steel chrome (patina), Gabon veneer - Published in c...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Bauhaus Table by Jindrich Halabala for Up Zavody
Located in Vienna, AT
Softwood covered with walnut veneer with drawer designed by Jindrich Halabala in the late 1930s for UP Zavody.
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut, Softwood

Extremely Rare Bauhaus Table by Marcel Breuer for Mücke & Melder
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel tube construction chromed with wooden tabletop blue or green painted, designed in the 1930s by Marcel Breuer for Mücke & Melder. Very good original condition with some surface...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

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Located in Prague 1, CZ
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  • Tubular Steel and Wood Writing Desk, circa 1930
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Located in Chicago, IL
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Bauhaus Desk, Macassar, Germany, circa 1920
Located in Regensburg, DE
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Mauser RD3 Desk Rundform Bauhaus Steel Tube Chest
Located in Munster, NRW
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Located in Madrid, ES
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