Desk cabinets

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1925

GUSN

GUSN-56154

Description

Desk cabinets with sliding doors. Originally the upper section to the large double desk in the study [1984.135.1]. According to Ise Gropius the desk was a product of the Bauhaus Carpentry Shop which was headed by Marcel Breuer in 1925. It was designed according to our request with filing cabinets and special lamps, produced by the Metal Workshop, to light up the typewriter from above. The upper section of cabinets with sliding doors was used at their house in Dessau [the desk was put against a wall]. When the desk was installed at the house in Lincoln, the upper section was removed so as not to obscure the window in the study.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
cabinets (case furniture)
maple (wood)
Modern (styles and periods)
Cabinet

Associated Building

Original To Bauhausmeister's Apartment,

Additional Identification Number

1984.135B

Maker

Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Bauhaus Carpentry Workshop (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Furniture

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.135.2