Textiles 

It was mainly women who completed their training in the Textiles Workshop – partly because the Bauhaus Council of Masters reserved the few other workshop places for allegedly better-suited men. Gunta Stölzl headed the workshop starting in 1927, as the successor to Itten and Muche. She developed an eight-semester training course which from 1929 onwards could be completed with a Bauhaus Diploma. She divided the course work into two areas: ‘Developing Basic Materials for Interior Decoration (Types for Industry)’, and ‘Speculative Examination of Materials, Form, and Colour in Gobelin and Tapestry’. By contrast, Stölzl’s successors Lilly Reich and Otti Berger focused from 1931 onwards on stronger collaboration with industry. However, the three textile pattern-books published during the last two years of the Bauhaus came too late for profitable industrial manufacturing to be achieved.

New temporary location!

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung at Klingelhöferstrasse is closed, as the museum building will be renovated and receive an extension. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

At the end of June 2018 we opened the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung, our temporary location at Knesebeckstraße 1-2 (U Ernst-Reuter-Platz), which includes our bauhaus-shop. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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