»The Red Cube« Bauhaus Weimar, 1925
Peter Keler (1898-1987) designed the »red cube« in 1925 as a prototype at the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar. It was intended for a house designed by Farkas Molnar called "Red Cube" as a result of color dynamic problems in interior design. The original in red leather is part of the permanent collection in the Kragstuhlmuseum / Tecta-Archiv, Lauenförde.
After many years of friendship with Peter Keler, who as a pensioner was allowed to leave the GDR once a year in the 1970s (» my bauhaus-tecta-journey is always alive in my mind and in the bauhaus KURI-Bone ") he donated several originals from the Bauhaus to Axel Bruchhäuser. a. the first prototype of the »Red Cube Armchair«. He told a lot about his friend Marcel Breuer, for whom he designed his horsehair fabric in Weimar and mediated Axel Bruchhäuser the unique piece of the first Breuer folding chair by Prof. Kesting from Ahrenshoop, the one from the gallery "Neue Kunst Fides" in Dresden acquired at the end of the 20's.
Material & Color
Frame: wooden frame on double castors, spring suspension, rubber straps
Upholstery: loose Seat Cushion, Fabric or Leather
Seat height: 41