An icon of the Bauhaus, German artist, designer and architect Peter Keler is globally renowned for his use of shape and colour. Creating iconic furniture such as the Bauhaus Cradle and designing buildings that are still revered today, Peter Keler’s designs remain extremely coveted today.
A student at the Bauhaus between 1921 and 1925, Peter Keler was tutored by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Gropius and the De Stijl pioneer Theo van Doesburg. Creating one of his most iconic designs, the Bauhaus Cradle, for the Bauhaus Exhibition of 1923, he is an undeniably central figure of the design institution. When the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925, Keler chose to remain in Weimar and found his own studio.
After the war, he began teaching at the newly-founded College of Architecture and Fine Arts in Weimar, where he taught students the former Bauhaus tradition. Continuing to teach until his retirement, some of his most famous artworks were painted during his later life in a style truly reminiscent of the Bauhaus, for example, his 1973 artwork Meeres-Sonne-Polarität. Today, Tecta produces Peter Keler’s furniture to ensure his distinctive designs continue to delight future generations.
Originally designed by Peter Keler in 1922 at the age of twenty, this vibrantly-hued small Bauhaus Cradle is crafted today by esteemed manufacturer Tecta and is exclusively available in the UK at The Conran Shop.
Expertly crafted in Germany from natural cane wickerwork and accented with a blue-lacquered tubular steel frame, the Bauhaus Cradle is finished in vibrant red, blue and yellow hues.
A true design classic, the colourful finish of the cradle was inspired by the work of Keler’s tutor at the Bauhaus, Wassily Kandinsky. Originally designed as part of an assignment set by Walter Gropius, the cradle is a true symbol of Bauhaus design.
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