Chairs. Dieckmann!

The Forgotten Bauhaus Master Erich Dieckmann

The Kunstgewerbemuseum and the Kunstbibliothek, together with the Saxony-Anhalt Arts Foundation and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle are taking a new look at the life and work of Erich Dieckmann (1896–1944), carpenter, furniture designer and influential teacher of the Bauhaus in Dessau and Weimar.

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  • Erich Dieckmann, Drei Stühle, Detail, 1925-1935
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Dietmar Katz

    Erich Dieckmann, Drei Stühle, Detail, 1925-1935

  • Dieckmann und Schüler*innen testen seine Gartenmöbel aus Korbgeflecht, um 1931, Bernhard von Brandenstein, Katharina Dieckmann, Erich Dieckmann und Hela Jöns (v.l.n.r.)
    © Sammlung Stadtarchiv Halle (Saale) / Finsler

    Dieckmann und Schüler*innen testen seine Gartenmöbel aus Korbgeflecht, um 1931, Bernhard von Brandenstein, Katharina Dieckmann, Erich Dieckmann und Hela Jöns (v.l.n.r.)

  • Xue Song, DYSTA, 2021
    © Xue Song / CHOREO, Roman Häbler & Lars-Ole Bastar

    Xue Song, DYSTA, 2021

  • Erich Dieckmann, Sessel Nr. 8219, Ausführung: Cebaso, Ohrdruf i.Thüringen, 1930–1931, vernickeltes Stahlrohr, Eisengarnstoff
    © GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig / Christoph Sandig

    Erich Dieckmann, Sessel Nr. 8219, Ausführung: Cebaso, Ohrdruf i.Thüringen, 1930–1931, vernickeltes Stahlrohr, Eisengarnstoff

  • Erich Dieckmann, Komposition von farbigen Elementen, 1931-1933, Bleistift, Pinsel, Aquarell auf Papier
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Dietmar Katz

    Erich Dieckmann, Komposition von farbigen Elementen, 1931-1933, Bleistift, Pinsel, Aquarell auf Papier

  • Erich Dieckmann, Tischuhr, 1931
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Hans-Joachim Bartsch

    Erich Dieckmann, Tischuhr, 1931

  • Erich Dieckmann, Stahlrohrstuhl Nr. 8315
    © Archiv Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle / Michel Klehm

    Erich Dieckmann, Stahlrohrstuhl Nr. 8315

While Marcel Breuer went on to become an international design icon, Dieckmann is known only to a select few. Alongside a broad spectrum of Dieckmann’s work, characterised by his modular designs in wood, piping and steel, this exhibition also gathers together a series of pieces by his contemporaries, such as Lilly Reich and Eckart Muthesius. The historical panorama is complemented by contemporary contributions from Burg Giebichenstein students and an artist duo, who bring Dieckmann’s designs into the 21st century. 
   
A special exhibition of the Kunstgewerbemuseum and the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in collaboration with the Saxony-Anhalt Arts Foundation and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Runtime: Sat, 07/05/2022 to Sun, 14/08/2022

Price info: Kunstgewerbemuseum. Kulturforum

Price: €8.00

Reduced price: €4.00

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