This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Introduction for more information.
A German association of architects, artists, designers and industrialists
1907 – 1938
Pioneered the integration of craftsman, artists and industrialists togetherin thedesign process, rather than viewing industrialisation and art as separate, opposing entities
Inspired by the craftsmanship of the Arts & Crafts movement
Its motto was “Vom Sofakissen zum Städtebau” – ‘from sofa-cushions to city-building’
Founded in Munich by Hermann Mathieus
Key in the development of modern architecture
Developed the first idea of corporate identity – designed the logo, publicity and graphic themes for AEG, the first time this had ever been done
Included Peter Behrens, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Lilly Reich, Henry Van Der Velde
Inspired the creation of similar organisations in other countries
Began the development of the Bauhaus school, trained several of its designers
Encouraged standardised design and mass production
CASE STUDY – Peter Behrens
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if you know anyone who might want a production model Behrens kettle…i need to sell it unfortunately. here’s it is in a link from a previous auction Thanks so much.
1) Peter Behrens Kettle. Below is the link to the previous LAModern listing.