To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, minimum presents in this book 100 legendary style icons and timeless furniture classics that are still available. Wilfried Lembert curated 100 objects to illustrate the Bauhaus phenomenon. The Bauhaus designers sought new answers to the question of the relationship between art, craft and industry. This question is too comprehensive to be limited to the years 1919 to 1933, in which the Bauhaus School existed. It was and is too important to be asked only in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. The 100 objects are the experience of an unbiased view of the world - combined with the desire to change it, a cooperative attitude and the desire to conserve resources.
minimum curates a collection of furniture and accessories from traditional manufacturers and young designers with classic potential that create a unique collage. The Berlin-based company also plans offices and living spaces and is involved in the production of high-quality and aesthetically pleasing furniture.
Dimensions: (W/H/D): 17 x 24 x 2 cm
Publisher: Wilfried Lembert
What does the Bauhaus represent for today?
An approach in three questions to Wilfried Lembert, design lover, founder of minimum einrichten and author of the title "The Bauhaus in 100 Objects".
How did the idea for this book come about?
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, minimum, together with stilwerk and Tagesspiegel, developed a series of over 100 objects that are presented every Sunday for 100 weeks in the cultural section of the Tagesspiegel. The readers of the Tagesspiegel motivated us with their feedback to make a book out of it.
What is your favourite object?
The folding armchair D4 by Marcel Breuer, which I received as a gift from my Designmentor 25 years ago.
What does the Bauhaus mean to you?
For me, the Bauhaus is a philosophy of dealing sustainably with our resources and materials. Bauhaus products are characterised by high functionality and longevity and are inherited instead of thrown away. The good tool is the basis of minimum and therefore the Bauhaus is part of our DNA.