FSB’s 2019 Bauhaus Trilogy Three icons revived
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100 Years of Bauhaus and the Three Lives of Things. In 2019 the founding of the Bauhaus School in Weimar 100 years ago will be celebrated internationally. The range of the celebrations was affirmed in 2015 by the German Bundestag’s decision asserting, “the Bauhaus anniversary is to be a national event of international radiance.” By Ines Weizman, translated by Elias F. Quijada Link To that end, the government allocated a sum of nearly 70 million euros for the anniversary program as well as extensions and new development in the Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin bases of the Bauhaus. Yet while...

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through new uses, holders, trustees, licensing agreements, legal disputes, the development of new products, and in the light of new research and the discovery of unknown works are constantly repositioned and appropriated. It is so today, in the internationally celebrated Bauhaus-year – thirty years after the end of the GDR – an opportunity to historiographically find a connection in the finely woven network of objects, ideas, and histories, one that truly binds the World Cultural Heritage Sites, and in which the legacy not only on the anniversary but in the ever coming future is engaged....

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The Three Lives of Things. The Bauhaus had an impact extending far beyond its dissolution in 1933. A new mindset took hold at the Ulm Hochschule fur Gestaltung in 1953, yet reflections upon the past were for decades hindered by the adversities of the Cold War. In the third life the Bauhaus is currently embarking on, its works are opening up scope for new insights, inspiration and developments.3 The first life In 1919 Walter Gropius, the founding director of the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar, called together a group of international avantgarde artists, and later architects, for an ambitious...

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The buildings of the Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung on Kuhberg Hill, designed by Max Bill In contrast, an open discussion of Bauhaus history as such was not possible in the GDR due to the suspicious gaze of cultural bureaucrats until the mid-70s. The first GDR head of state, Walter Ulbricht was publicly outspoken against the Bauhaus. The avantgarde and free thought that drove students of the Bauhaus, as well as the fact that too many protagonists of the school, including its two directors, sit in the capitalist West, and its third director, Hannes Meyer, returned from the Soviet Union and...

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The third life As previously shown in that short riff on Bauhaus history, many facts and insights remain in the historical school and its subsequent institutions to be derived from research, and even in the 21st century it will be a challenge to reproduce the Bauhaus and its international historical impact. The digital era makes it possible to record and preserve art, design, and architectural history anew. The ballets and plays Oskar Schlemmer performed with his students in both Weimar and Dessau served to investigate the principles underpinning choreography and the relationship between...

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From Bauhaus to Brakel. We have Bauhaus practitioners to thank for some timelessly valid products. Their simplicity and fit-for-purpose beauty exemplify in equal measure the design aspirations pursued by FSB. We are now paying tribute to the originals with re-interpretations of door levers by Walter Gropius, Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Between original and refinement Just in time for the anniversary of the Bauhaus, the East Westphalian company presents under the title “FSB Bauhaus Trilogie” the redesign of three door handles and thereby looks back on a decade-long...

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The FSB Bauhaus Trilogy The FSB designer Hartmut Weise reworked the Wagenfeld-handle in the 90s and also dedicated a door handle by Mies van der Rohe to the “FSB Bauhaus Trilogie 2019”, a design that is still a classic treasured by architects and users, but which needed to be adapted to new standards. Mies developed different versions of his door handle for different projects. That includes not only buildings he realized in his time as director, such as the Haus Tugendhat in Bruno (1930) or Haus Lemke in Berlin (1932), but also later projects in the USA, while he taught at the Illinois...

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FSB’s 2019 Bauhaus Trilogy. Right on cue for the Bauhaus centenary, we are presenting re-designs of three different door levers as our “FSB Bauhaus Trilogy”, in the process looking back over several decades in which we have been gripped by the design aesthetic informing modernism and the Bauhaus whilst also taking it further forward.

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FSB 1102 Original design by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer Original design Short backplate set with cut, visibly fixed back-plate FSB 10 1102 with 14 1425 Re-design by Alessandro Mendini, 1986 Door-lever set with angular, visibly fixed roses, optionally also with round roses FSB 10 1102 with 17 1795 / 17 1796 Plug-in handle for internal doors, optionally also as plug-in handle for windows FSB 15 1102

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Re-design FSB 1021 Door-lever set with Door-lever set with angular, visibly fixed roses FSB 10 1021 with 17 1795 / 17 1796 Plug-in handle for internal doors FSB 15 1021

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FSB 1267 Original design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Original design Re-design FSB 1267 by Hartmut Weise Door-lever set with round roses FSB 12 1267 Plug-in handle for internal doors, optionally also as plug-in handle for windows FSB 15 1267

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Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH + Co KG Nieheimer StraBe 38 33034 Brakel Germany Phone +49 5272 608-0 www.fsb.de ■ info@fsb.de 004 0498 00400 9001 ■ 1212018 ■ All details subject to modification

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