Chairs: Dieckmann! The forgotten Bauhäusler Erich Dieckmann in the Museum of Decorative Arts
For the first time in over 30 years, a major solo exhibition is dedicated to the furniture designer, Bauhäusler and Burg teacher Erich Dieckmann (1896-1944). With around 120 pieces of furniture, graphics, designs and drawings as well as contemporary positions dealing with Dieckmann’s design approaches, the exhibition pays tribute to a formative designer who, like Marcel Breuer, experimented with forms and materials and developed type furniture programmes based on strictly geometric forms. The exhibition is on show in Berlin and Halle (Saale), the two cities in which Dieckmann was significantly active.
Image caption: Erich Dieckmann, Three chairs, 1925-1935, pencil and coloured pencil on paper, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Dietmar Katz