The furniture collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv contains numerous pieces, prototypes and examples of serially produced goods, e.g. key works by Marcel Breuer, Erich Dieckmann and Mies van der Rohe. Items created before, parallel to and after the Bauhaus demonstrate how the standardisation of design solutions and the application of industrial materials became fundamentally important to furniture design in the 20th century.

The Bauhaus-Archiv owns numerous re-editions of the tubular steel chairs created by Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a product perhaps more strongly associated to the Bauhaus today than any other group of works. At the same time, the extensive furniture collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv illustrates how diverse the Bauhaus product palette was. For example, the carpentry workshop produced bulky pieces of wooden furniture, e.g. by Eberhard Schrammen, which were soon replaced by experiments with geometric forms. The furniture designs of later years illustrate the focus on industrial materials. The Bauhaus-Archiv also owns numerous works produced in the furnishings workshop which was more strongly oriented to interior design ensembles.