THONET been producing furniture for the home and contract
segments for two centuries: at our Frankenberg site, bentwood and tubular steel design icons as well as contemporary furniture by
renowned designers are produced with a passion for the materials and extraordinary precision.
The combination of state-of-the-art production technologies and traditional craftsmanship makes Thonet one of the most
successful furniture companies.
Form follows function. LEUCHTTURM1917 celebrates the geometry of design and 100 years of Bauhaus with the “Everything starts from a dot.” centenary edition. Primal, primary and pure writing pleasure.
100 Years Bauhaus.
No other art school has left its mark on contemporary architecture as that of Bauhaus.
Founded in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus movement revolutionised views on aesthetics
and architecture in subsequent years. 100 years on, it can be said that Bauhaus was the
most significant school of architecture, design as well as 20th-century free and applied
Clean, reduced forms, functional details and colours are core components and form the
basic principles of the Bauhaus approach. LEUCHTTURM1917, too, also gears its pro-
duct development along these lines. Bauhaus has always been a source of inspiration
for us, and we can truly relate to it. Consequently, we have decided to create a special
edition to reflect this.
Wassily Kandinsky, painter, graphic artist, art theorist and teacher of the Bauhaus move-
ment, summed it up with the following: “Everything starts from a dot”. Creativity emer-
ges in the mind, but if it is to be given to the real world, it must leave the mind and travel
through the hand to a sheet of paper, and always begins ... with a dot. The first point of
contact between thought and paper, a decisive moment.
“Everything starts from a dot.” This quote forms the keynote of our official anniversary
edition commemorating the centenary of the founding of Bauhaus. You can find out
more about this and other new arrivals on the following pages. We welcome your feed-
back and look forward to our ongoing growing partnership.