»The red cube« Bauhaus Weimar, 1925
Peter Keler designed his »red cube« in1925 as a prototype at the State Bauhaus School in Weimar. Keler’s object was intended for Farkas Molnar’s singlefamily home »The Red Cube« and addresses the challenge of colour in interior design as perceived at that time. Upholstered in red leather, the original is held in the permanent collection at the Cantilver Chair Museum / Tecta Archive in Lauenförde.
Following his retirement, the designer was granted permission to leave the German Democratic Republic for a period each year and he became a long-time friend of Axel Bruchhäuser. Keler eventually
gifted several Bauhaus originals to Bruchhäuser, including the first proto-type of the »Red Cube Armchair«. Not only did he speak extensively about hisfriend Marcel Breuer – for whom he de-veloped his horsehair fabric in Weimar – Keler also assisted Axel Bruchhäuser to acquire an original Breuer piece (the designer’s first folding chair) from Professor Kesting of Ahrenshoop, who had purchased the object in the late 1920s at the »Neue Kunst Fides« gallery in Dresden.
Material & Colour
wood frame with castors, rubber straps
loose cushion, fabric or leather
Seat height: 41