D51 Bench|Armchair by TECTA

D51 Bench|Armchair

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Designer Walter Gropius
Launched in 1922|23
Architonic id 1006677

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Story
Designed by architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, the Fagus Factory was erected in 1911. A landmark in the history of modern architecture, the Fagus Factory was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Visiting the Fagus Factory in 1972, Axel and Werner Bruchhäuser chanced upon a group of white chairs in the vest­ibule. Axel Bruchhäuser’s persistent inquiries as to the provenance of these objects led him to a book on the construction of the Fagus Factory, within which he discovered a design sketch byGropius. A request to Ise Gropius for a production license met with an enthusiastic response. Over the decades, Bruchhäuser maintained close ties with Ise Gropius and subsequently with her daughter Ati Gropius, who studied under Josef Albers at Black Mountain College. It was, in fact, Ise Gropius who would eventually introduce Marcel Breuer and Axel Bruchhäuser.

Material & Colour
Frame: solid ash, black or white lacquered
Back and seat: cushion in fabric or leather



Designer: Walter Gropius

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