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Gropius fled Germany in the 1930s during the rise of the Nazi regime, and his family eventually landed in Massachusetts. It was there he designed and built what today is known as the Gropius House. Gropius built his home among a productive Baldwin apple orchard, carefully integrating the orchard, meadow, and natural stone walls on the property into his home. Honoring the Bauhaus spirit of teamwork, Gropius House Cider is a collaboration among Historic New England, Shacksbury Cider, and Loyal Union, whose design team visited Gropius House and was inspired to help preserve it. Now one of Historic New England’s most popular museums, the house welcomes thousands of visitors each year from all over the world to experience Gropius’s revolutionary design. Proceeds from the cider will benefit Historic New England’s efforts to restore the apple orchard that originally surrounded the house. Help us plant new trees with root stock identical to the original Baldwin apple trees.
Shacksbury at Gropius House
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Every detail of the Gropius home was thoughtfully designed — down to the smallest items, such as the candle holders and butter knives. Ise Gropius often gathered natural cuttings of the surrounding trees, shrubs, flowers, and twigs, arranging them throughout the home. The home blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors, celebrating the relationship between the natural and built environments.
Design & Collaboration: Loyal Art + Design | @loyalsupplyco Cider: Shacksbury.com | @shacksbury Creative Direction: Ryan Habbyshaw | @habbyshaw Illustration: Noah Venezia | n0ah_venez1a Photographer: Tony Luong | @_tonyluong Prop fabrication: Greg Wolos | @wolos