When she created the new S4 display cabinet Hanne Willmann paid several visits to the company’s headquarters in Lauenförde, seeking inspiration in the history and production of the faithful Bauhaus re-editions.
The fact that her display cabinet shares the floating appearance of the famous cantilever chairs was just one of the driving forces of inspiration behind the new piece of furniture. As a little surprise, there is a compartment on the upper level, painted in black, which seems to float on the transparent glass shelves. The wooden body of the cabinet with folding shelves offers invisible storage space.
Hanne Willmann’s cabinet simply looks as if it had always been part of Tecta’s Bauhaus range. “That was the challenge,” admits the designer, “to create a piece of furniture that is not loud but quietly fits in.”
The designer, who studied industrial design and lectured on technology and construction in Dessau, among other topics, would like to continue working for Tecta. “Everybody talks about Scandinavian design. So far German design has been associated with products like cars or electrical appliances. But I think that Germany has changed in terms of style – it has become more like Tecta. Surprising, value-sustaining and confident. That is the definition of German design and that is what Tecta means to me.”
Tecta is a furniture company based in German Lower Saxony. With the protection and innovative continuation of original Bauhaus models they selected a very prominent field of activity and a very fastidious one. Released by the avant-garde of the 1920s as an risky venture in small-scale production, Tecta managed it exclusively to produce in larger scales today. This has been authorized officially by the Bauhaus archive in Berlin. So Tecta belongs to the leading names when it comes to Bauhaus furniture.
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