Under the watchful eye of Axel Bruchhäuser and his nephew Christian Drescher, Tecta aspires to preserve and review the best in Bauhaus design. Recreating pieces created by followers of the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, Tecta unites craftsmanship and family tradition with the Bauhaus school of thought.
Founded in 1956 by the architect Hans Könecke, today Tecta boasts a repertoire that includes 30 faithful and licensed Bauhaus re-editions. Undoubtedly a leader in the field of original Bauhaus design, Tecta’s collection includes pieces by designers such as Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van de Rohe and Peter Keler. Cherishing every element of Bauhaus design, Tecta is instrumental in ensuring the art school is celebrated by generations to come.
With tradition at its core, Tecta crafts each piece from its base in the German municipality of Lauenförde, a place intrinsically linked to the Bauhaus. Lying on the banks of the river Weser, Lauenförde has been a favourite of designers for over forty years. Once home to Jean Prouvé British architects Peter and Alison Smithson, Stefan Wewerka and the Gropius family, Lauenförde holds a special place in the history of the Bauhaus.
D42 Armchair Natural Cane
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the Haus Lange in 1927, the D42 Armchair in a natural cane finish is a true design icon that is crafted today by esteemed manufacturer Tecta and is exclusively available at The Conran Shop in the UK.
Expertly crafted from nickel-plated tubular steel and accented with a natural cane woven seat, the chair’s frame is cleverly cantilevered for a contemporary aesthetic.
The fluid and singular lines of its tubular steel frame create a contemporary structure for the elegant woven cane seat, a revolutionary and never-before-seen shape at its time of conception in the 1920s.
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