Weissenhof Housing Exhibition, Interiors

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Stuttgart Germany


Weissenhof Housing Exhibition, Interiors

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The Deutsche Werkbund opened the Weissenhofsiedlung in June of 1927. The exhibition consisted of thirty-three residences designed by sixteen modernist architects, including Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Breuer contributed interiors for houses designed by Mart Stam and Gropius. For one of the Stam houses, Breuer outfitted the study and dining room. The study consisted of a simple desk attached to modular, sheet metal bookshelves, drawer and cabinet units. Breuer used the same modular shelves and storage units in the living room accompanied by tubular-steel chairs and a glass-topped table. For the Gropius houses, Breuer designed a dining room and dining-living room, both similar in execution to the dining room for the Stam house.