Bauhaus Chess Set by Naef

16 May 2015 . Tags: , , , ,

MHM loves the Bauhaus Chess Set, its clean lines typical of the timeless Bauhaus style.


bauhaus chess


Sculptor Josef Hartwig designed this chess set while teaching at the Bauhaus in 1924. It embodied the school’s tenets that an object must be practical, durable, inexpensive and beautiful. Hartwig’s design reduced the pieces to the most basic components of artistic construction: line, square and circle. While incredibly abstract, each piece has been designed to describe its movement on the board. The bishop, for example, is a simple X, denoting its diagonal movement.


This set, a true union of art and craft, can be purchased through Top3 by design.




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