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Naef Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus

Both a school for the arts and a school of thought, the Bauhaus was founded by architect Walter Gropius exactly 100 years ago in Weimar, Germany, gathering many of Europe’s most brilliant artists and designers with the aim of training a new generation of creatives to reinvent the world.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the legacy of this institution and the worldwide movement it began, which transformed the arts by applying the principle “form follows function.”


Building Game

During her training at the legendary Bauhaus in 1924, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher designed this building game, as part of the children’s room in the model house “Am Horn” in Weimar. It was produced in different versions afterwards in the Bauhaus workshops. Naef has been producing this historic item as a replica since 1977.

Bauhaus Chessmen 2

Chess Board & Pieces

Maneuver…..This game of chess with clean lines is typical of the timeless Bauhaus style. Josef Hartwig’s chessmen, designed in 1923 have characteristically reduced forms which, in contrast to commonly used figures are symbols based purely on the function and form of the maneuver of each piece.

Bauhaus Chessboard