Masters of Modern: Bauhaus Masters and Shu
Photography & Furniture Exhibition
Where: Barnsworth Gallery
Opening Preview: Sunday, May 19th, 2:30-5:30 PM. Refreshments provided.
Special presentation by Liz Zaczek of KnollStudio
Exhibit Dates: May 20th – July 21st, during regular tour hours
Cost: Free Admission
Early in 2019, the design and architecture world lost one of the icons of mid-century modernism and the International style: Florence Knoll Bassett. As a student of Mies van der Rohe and the Bauhaus in general, Florence shaped the very essence of contemporary interior and furniture design. She obtained exclusive rights to reproduce Mies’ designs, including the famous Barcelona chair and also much of the furniture found in the Farnsworth House today.
The second exhibition honoring the Bauhaus 100, created exclusively for the Farnsworth House by Knoll, Inc., focuses on the life work of Florence “Shu” Knoll, the influences that the Bauhaus school had on her design philosophy, and Knoll, Inc.’s continued production of some of the most iconic pieces designed by Bauhaus masters Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Anni Albers.