Karl Ludwig Straub. Werkbund Ausstellung, Die Wohnung (Werkbund exhibition—The Dwelling) (Poster for exhibition organized by the Deutsche Werkbund at the Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, Germany). 1927

Karl Ludwig Straub Werkbund Ausstellung, Die Wohnung (Werkbund exhibition—The Dwelling) (Poster for exhibition organized by the Deutsche Werkbund at the Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, Germany) 1927

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The Deutsche Werkbund, a forward–looking association of manufacturers, designers, and architects that included Grete Schütte–Lihotzky, Lilly Reich, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, helped position Germany at the forefront of the development of the rational modern interior. An international exhibition organized under its auspices in 1927 took the form of a modern housing estate, exemplifying an admiration for scientific rationale and economic, prefabricated construction. Architects collaborated with home–economics expert Erna Meyer on the design of many of the kitchens, including the example featured in this poster.

Gallery label from How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, October 1, 2016 – April 23, 2017.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
23 3/8 x 16 5/8" (59.4 x 42.2 cm)
Printer
Graphische Werkstätten, Stuttgart
Credit
Purchase Fund, Jan Tschichold Collection
Object number
338.1937
Department
Architecture and Design

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