FEB 28 2014

SLEEPING LIKE A BAUHAUSLER

Sleeping like a Bauhausler

For all mid-century addicts like me: Look no further for your next cultural weekend trip. The Bauhaus Dessau has refurbished its original dorm rooms and opened its doors to you and me to experience an authentic Bauhaus era overnight stay.

Originally built in 1926 the Studio Building at Bauhaus Weimar, had 28 studio flats with about 24 squaremeters, which were let to junior masters and promising students, such as Hannes Meyer, Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Gunta Stölzl and Anni Albers.

 

One of the rooms has now been accurately reconstructed with original objects and furniture, whilst the remaining rooms were personalised to reflect one of their former resident’s style.

Photo below: Yvonne Tenschert 2013, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

above: Marianne Brandt Studio
Photo: Yvonne Tenschert 2013, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

above: Josef Albers studio
Photo: Yvonne Tenschert, 2013, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

above: Franz Ehrlich studio
Photo: Yvonne Tenschert, 2013, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Prices don’t seem to have changed much from last century and range between 35 and 60 Euros, a bargain price for going back in time almost a century, if you ask me. Going back in time also means communal showers and restrooms in the hallway, like back in Bauhaus days. Because the studios are part of a listed building, it is not possible to provide accessibility for wheelchair users.

Walter Gropius originally founded the Bauhaus is 1919, almost 100 years ago, with the main purpose to reverse the split between art and production by giving art and craft equal importance.

The Bauhaus still plays an important role in the history of 20th century culture, architecture, design, art and new media. As a School of Design, the Bauhaus revolutionised artistic and architectural thinking and production worldwide, and is considered a front runner of the Modern age.

 

For more information, please visit: www.bauhaus-dessau.de/catering-and-accommodation

So, see you there?

 

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