The Gropius Faguswerk Alfeld Armchair, the D51, is a stunningly clean visitor chair. The D51 was designed by the famed head of the Dessau Bauhaus, Walter Gropius. The Faguswerk Alfeld Armchair is a must have item for architects, designers, and Bauhaus design enthusiasts.
Walter Gropius is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of "modern" architecture. In 1908 Gropius found employment with the firm of Peter Behrens, one of the first members of the utilitarian school. His fellow employees at this time included Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Dietrich Marcks. In 1910 Gropius left the firm of Behrens and together with fellow employee Adolf Meyer established a practice in Berlin, where he remained until the onset of World War I. In 1919, Gropius was appointed the Master the Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar. It was this academy which Gropius transformed into the world famous Bauhaus, attracting a faculty which included Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, Josef Albers, Herbet Bayer, Lissitsky, Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky. Students collaborated on the use modern and innovative materials and mass-produced fittings, often originally intended for industrial settings, to create original furniture and buildings.
Made in Germany. A licensed reproduction.
Dimensions: H 31" D 22" W 24" SH 17 3/4"
Materials: Armchair with base in ash. Black or white stained. Flat back cushion and seat.
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