Hartwig approached the design of chess with a radically new approach. He wanted to create a chess set
that reflected the movements of the pieces through their form. By simplifying the pieces to geometric shapes, Hartwig created a game
that embodied Bauhaus principles in every piece. The design process was an act of constant revision and fine-tuning until Hartwig
developed a chess set that was captivating in both function and form.
Bauhaus Chess is more than just a chess set - it is an expression of Bauhaus principles and the
innovative spirit of Josef Hartwig. Through his unique designs, Hartwig has created a game that takes both thinking and design to a new
level. The simplification of the pieces to their basic shapes and movements revolutionized not only the world of chess, but also that of
A century after its creation, Bauhaus Chess has lost none of its appeal. Its timeless design and
continued functionality are still a testament to the endurance of the Bauhaus and its principles. Today, Bauhaus Chess is a coveted
collector's item and an enduring inspiration for designers and brainteasers alike.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus Chess, we remember Josef Hartwig's visionary work and
his lasting impact on the Bauhaus and the world of design. His work challenges us to see the beauty in simplicity and to appreciate the
importance of function in form. Let us honor Hartwig's creativity and be inspired by his vision as we celebrate this momentous