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Workstation for Marianne Brandt

2019
Laminated plywood
Two pieces, 108 x 108 x 74 cm each
Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi 

  Workstation For Marianne Brandt  is a modular furniture object in two parts, each composed of three interlocking sheets of laminated plywood.  Workstation For Marianne Brandt  is inspired by an archive photograph dated 1923, depicting the table that German painter, sculptor, photographer and designer Marianne Brandt used for her workstation in the Metall-Werkstatt (metalwork studio) at the Bauhaus in Weimar. In 1928, three years after the school relocated from Weimar to Dessau, Brandt was named head of the Metall-Werkstatt.  Through working with this object I wanted to draw attention to the bond between the workstation and the artist—the artist and her tools—more than the objects created, which subsequently became iconic expressions of the Bauhaus aesthetic.

Workstation For Marianne Brandt is a modular furniture object in two parts, each composed of three interlocking sheets of laminated plywood. Workstation For Marianne Brandt is inspired by an archive photograph dated 1923, depicting the table that German painter, sculptor, photographer and designer Marianne Brandt used for her workstation in the Metall-Werkstatt (metalwork studio) at the Bauhaus in Weimar. In 1928, three years after the school relocated from Weimar to Dessau, Brandt was named head of the Metall-Werkstatt.

Through working with this object I wanted to draw attention to the bond between the workstation and the artist—the artist and her tools—more than the objects created, which subsequently became iconic expressions of the Bauhaus aesthetic.