A new era had dawned. With the end of the First World War, the aim was to finally leave behind the small-scale world order controlled from above. Free, without constraints and rigid guidelines, every human being should be allowed to live according to his or her own style - in harmony with himself or herself and the nature that surrounded him or her. The stale and narrow nature of the empire gave way to a new spirit that heralded the dawn of modernity.
The almost overwhelming squigglyness of the pre-war period was replaced by clear forms and lines that were supposed to reveal the essential. For the first time, people thought about completely new forms of life. The artists of that time wanted to create ideal conditions for people to do so.
Alma Buscher-Siedhoff, born in 1899, came to the Bauhaus Academy in 1922, where she studied first in the weaving workshop and then from 1923 in the woodcarving department.
In 1923 the Bauhaus presented itself to the public for the first time in an exhibition. For this purpose the model house "Am Horn" was built in Weimar - Alma Buscher-Siedhoff was commissioned to design the furnishings for the children's room. Thus in 1923 her "Small" and "Big Shipbuilding Game" were created, which met with great approval in the context of the exhibition. As a result, the construction game was produced and distributed in various variations by the Bauhaus wood workshops.
The "Small Shipbuilding Game" is now produced as a replica by the Swiss company Naef. The 22 geometric wooden parts are designed in the clear colours and shapes of the Bauhaus. The principle of "less is more" is particularly evident in this wooden construction game. The timeless classic offers the player almost unlimited possibilities to train his creativity and lend wings to his imagination.
Dimensions: height: 4 cm, depth: 6,5 cm, length: 27 cm
Suitable for children 6 years and older