Archive for May, 2012

Warren Platner

Joseph Warren Platner was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 18, 1919. Studied architecture at Cornell University, where he graduated in 1941. In 1955, Platner received the Rome Prize in architecture and he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s hall of fame in 1985. Over the years, Platner worked with legendary designers Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche and I.M. Pei. He was immersed in the creation of steel wire READ MORE >>

Marcel Breuer

Follow bauhaus on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter  Marcel Breuer was born in Pecs, Hungary in 1902. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius. He attended the Bauhaus school, where he was one of the school’s most famous students. He returned to the Bauhaus School to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928, and during this time designed his tubular-steel furniture collection and built a reputation as one of the best READ MORE >>

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Collection Guided by the mantra “less is more,” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his career in architecture working at his father’s stonemasonry business in Germany. After his apprenticeship with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, “Mies,” as he was called, joined the office of architect Peter Behrens. The work of Behrens was a precursor to the modern movement. During this time, Mies worked on the embassy for READ MORE >>