Design by Josef Albers, 1926/1927.
Produced in collaboration with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
What is today a striking and widely acclaimed, iconic Bauhaus design was quite revolutionary in 1926. Josef Albers designed this set of 4 nesting tables for the Moellenhof family home in Berlin while he was the artistic director of the furniture department at the Bauhaus Weimar.
Features minimalist, stream-lined design, combined with clear geometric form and the use of colors from Josef Albers' work as a painter. Available only as a set of 4.
Josef and Anni Albers were Bauhaus alumni and professors who settled in the US in the 1930s and continued their artistic productivity at Black Mountain College and Yale School of Art. Josef's works in stained glass, furniture and paintings demonstrate a clear love of color and form. The original version of these attractive nesting tables resides at the Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT.
Material(s): Solid white oak and laminate structure, lacquered acrylic top panels
Designer: Josef Albers
Josef Albers, born in 1888 in Bottrop, studied in Berlin, Essen and Munich before enrolling as a student at the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1920. In 1923, he was placed in charge of the glass workshop at the school. Over the following decade, he continued to produce glass pictures along with numerous designs for furniture, glass and metal objects. Individual subjects and motifs were often repeatedly varied — an important continuum in Albers' works. After the Bauhaus was closed down by the National Socialists in 1933, he relocated to the USA and took up a post at Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina. His professional teaching activities ended with his retirement as director of the art school at the Institute of Fine Arts at Yale University in 1958. As both a teacher and an artist, Albers played a seminal role for a whole generation of American artists and exerted an important influence on Op-Art, Kinetic Art, Color Field Painting and New Abstraction. He was the recipient of fourteen honorary doctorates and in 1968 was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit of the order "Pour le Mérite". He died in 1976 in Orange, Connecticut.View other products by Josef Albers
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