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Craft Becomes Modern: The Bauhaus in the Making

Fabric Stool, Granby Workshop, 2015. Crafts Council Collection (2016.10). Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

The exhibition shows the prevailing wide-ranging eld of conflict in which craft at the Bauhaus was redefined as a utopia, albeit one that coexisted with industrial culture

Hammering, planing, sawing and weaving – it was pretty loud and dusty in the workshop wing of the School of Design, the Bauhaus Dessau. Although conceived as ‘laboratories for industry’, a great deal was still done by hand in the Dessau workshops. The weaving workshop in the Bauhaus building in Dessau tells the story of the workshops from the perspective of craft – a discipline that was already pivotal to the foundation of the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar.

This exhibition includes three objects from the Crafts Council Collection:

Venue: Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany.