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Mysticism and Mazdaznan
Modern, technically talented young people designing practical objects for an enlightened world: the fact that the Bauhaus was founded in Germany no doubt further strengthened its reputation, since both the Bauhaus and the country are internationally regarded as unemotional, rational and focused on reason. We take a look behind the glass façade and discover spirits in tubular steel chairs and true Bauhaus angels.
Josef Albers designed his well-known windows for Haus Sommerfeld and the Grassi Museum in Leipzig in the stained glass workshop. It closed in 1925 due to a lack of orders.
From 1923 the former gold, silver and copper forge in Weimar evolved into a design laboratory. It was here that Marianne Brandt and Wilhelm Wagenfeld created the Bauhaus lamp WA24 and the tea infuser.
At the Bauhaus in Weimar the main activity of the workshops for stone and wood sculpture was to perform tasks for other workshops. In Dessau the two were merged into a single sculpture workshop.
Some of the items of furniture made in the joinery workshop at the Bauhaus now rank as design classics, contributing significantly to the prestige the Bauhaus still enjoys around the world.