White and black, as much as the primary colours, blue, red and yellow are hallmarks of the Bauhaus, this inspiring school and arts movement that was created at the famous city of Weimar in Thuringia, Germany in the early 20th century. Students of the Bauhaus University were asked to re-create products of the Bauhaus and we are happy to present the most successful of those here on artsinhistory. What a great product, this knife board that Lara Luetke discovered on historic photographs and re-modelled, re-worked and produced herself in the University's workshop. This is a unique product in a very limited edition, hand-made with accuracy and love, and submitted as one of the winning designs of the University's seminar.
It comes in two version, one is the dark brown walnut design, the other in a lighter beechwood - as the Bauhaus endorsed both, nature and abstract art.
The inspiration to this knife block for the Bauhaus was, of course, the Russian constructivist movement, connected to names and designer artists like Vladimir Tatlin or Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. The had an enormous impact on other movements like De Stil and, due to the Nazi Barbasim, made their way to the United States.
18,5 inch x 3,5 inch x 1,8 inch
You will find 14 slots offer enough space for your knives (half of them, slightly angeled thus, so that wider blades can be stored)
On the back side, two integrated cabinet suspensions allow a fast and easy installation – dowels and screw hooks supplied with the unit
Every knife block is handmade form walnut or hornbeam in Weimar
This product is made of a natural material, so minor deviations in color and structure remain reserved