Who can resist this 100-year-old movement’s simple utilitarian design? In Shoreditch, Sir Terence Conran was no different. His hotel Boundary London is a celebration of design where each of the 12 rooms has been decorated according to a different design movement or designer such as the Bauhaus room where a Wassily Kandinsky-pop of color serves as a rich backdrop to iconic furniture such as the B33 chair (1927) by Marcel Breuer and WG24 lamp (1924) by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Bauhaus contemporary Eileen Gray’s room with its white leather Bibendum chair (1926) and Blue Marine headboard (1926) is a modernist’s dream come true.
The Qvest in Cologne is filled with owner Michael Kaune’s personal collection of furniture and photographs, making the spaces a veritable design museum. The collection, which is also available for purchase online, includes Harry Bertoia’s Diamond chair (1952) and Achille und Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Toio floor lamp (1962). Marcel Breuer’s revolutionary Cesca chair (1928), pictured in The Robey, was one of the first mass produced chairs and embodies the spirit of Bauhaus.
At Domaine des Andeols in Provence, each of the property’s 19 villas is inspired by an artwork, color, or theme. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, daybed, and stool help infuse a certain mysticism to the milky world of peace in the white house. The furniture series was designed for the German Pavilion at the Barcelona Industrial Exposition of 1929 to offer the King and Queen of Spain a place to rest (they, in fact, never sat down). The Barcelona Pavilion and the chairs it contained are universally recognized as milestones of modern design.
Bauhaus museum in Dessau, September
The Triennale der Moderne with special events over three weekends in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin, starting September