Bauhaus Chess

For the development of design and architecture in 20th century was without doubt the Art pedagogic program of the legendary“ Bauhaus School". The Chess Game by Josef Hartwig (1923).

timeless modernity

Josef Hartwig

What is imperceptibly special about this chess game is its simplicity. No ornaments lend the individual pieces a haptic that radically turns away from what has so far characterized the design of Bauhaus Chess figures. 

The striving for clarity and simplification in favour of the recipient is therefore evident in the Bauhaus chess as in hardly any other object of utility art. 

classic of its genre

form follows function

Form and completion of each figure are subject to the dictum of function. The figures harmonize with the playing surface, the chessboard, since they do not form a playful contrast, but rather find their way stringently into the symmetry.

The Bauhaus chess of workshop master represents a embodies of the Bauhaus idea not only because of its appearance. It even contains a message.

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