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Tour of Europe: German design furniture

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Gropius, the Bauhaus, so many prestigious names that have left their mark on German design and the international design scene…

Reputedly serious, even hyper-rigorous, the Germans can be proud of having laid the foundations of design almost a century ago. German design, thanks to the Bauhaus movement in the first half of the 20th century, completely revolutionised the approach to art, architecture and decoration and still influences the style of many houses and designers around the world.

The great names of German design, such as Michael Thonet, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, to name but a few, have left their mark on the work and artistic thinking of many international designers. The work of the Eames,Alvar Aalto, Jean Prouvé and Florence Knoll – who recently passed away – come to mind, which would undoubtedly have been very different from what we know from a technical, stylistic and theoretical point of view without the contribution of the Bauhaus.

Barcelona armchair, Thonet chairs, … The German design scene is full of iconic pieces that will create an elegant atmosphere in an interior. These pieces are often strong and imposing because of their unique shapes, and it is important to think carefully about the space so as not to break the volumes of the room. To celebrate the work and unique style of German design, the editors have prepared a selection of interiors that brilliantly integrate the most beautiful creations of German designers. Enjoy reading!

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1 – Vintage glass and metal chandelier by Kamenicky Senov | 2 – Green armchairs by Verner Panton – 1970 | 3 – Vintage oak desk – 1970 | 4 – Rolakan double weave rug in Swedish wool – 1950

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1 – Original Poster Gallery Dieter Brusberg – 1969 | 2 – Metal Wall Panel Hollywood Regency by Peck Pinon | 3 – Brown Barcelona Armchairs by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe | 4 – Huge Woolen Beni Ouarain Rug – 1950

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1 – “Lafonda” armchair in aluminium by Eames | 2 – “Wassily” armchair by Marcel Breuer | 3 – Tulip side table for Knoll | 4 – Czechoslovakian red carpet – 1950

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