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Paired curved sections form seat, fixed by steel rod; black
stools (seating furniture)
Modern (styles and periods)
Used in Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius found the Japanese aesthetic intensely inspirational when he traveled to Japan in 1954. These stools, designed the same year Gropius visited, and perhaps acquired by him there, occupy pride of place in the living room of the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. With their lilting curvilinear lines typical of Japanese design, the stools possess qualities Gropius advocated throughout his career-use of modern materials, simplicity of design, and a marriage of craft and technology.
Highlights of the furniture collection: When Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius traveled to Japan in 1954, he was inspired by the Japanese aesthetic. These stools, designed the year of his visit, and perhaps acquired by him there, occupy pride of place in the living room of the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. That house, which came to Historic New England in 1984, showcases what many believe to be the best example of Bauhaus furnishings to survive anywhere outside of Germany.
Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Yanagi, Sori (Designer)
Tendo Compnay (Manufacturer)
13 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 12 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Ise Gropius