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Marianne Brandt and Helmut Schulze: shapes that defy time

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Alessi re-edited a collection of objects designed by Marianne Brandt and Helmut Schulze, well-known exponents of the legendary German design school

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Alessi re-edited a collection of objects designed by Marianne Brandt and Helmut Schulze, well-known exponents of the legendary German design school. In a world increasingly dominated by “disposable” objects, result of marketing operations rather than a true design thought, some objects, which surpass the test of time, have returned, keeping intact their original beauty and freshness.

This is the case of a series of objects designed by Marianne Brandt and Helmut Schulze, two well-known exponents of the Bauhaus – German design school founded by Walter Gropius. The collection includes the “90010”, “90046” steel and brass ashtrays by Marianne Brandt and the “90042” set for sugar and cream by Brandt with Helmut Schulze, re-proposed by Alessi with an original packaging.

With the re-edition of these objects Alessi, a company known for its innovative proposals, intends to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, while recalling the profound artistic and cultural values that this important design experience has been able to express, profoundly influencing generations of designers throughout the years.

Above: Marianne Brandt and Helmut Schulze’s Collection produced by Alessi. Ph: Santi Caleca.