Out of the Display Case:
Swinging Dessau. Swinging Dessau. How the Bicycle City Dessau Gave Wings to Furniture Design

// Object Talk
Thu, 17 Mar 2022, 6 pm
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Open Stage

“In Dessau, children are born with a bicycle:” these were the words Nina Kandinsky used to introduce her new place of residence when she moved to Dessau with Wassily Kandinsky in 1925. Not only were many members of the Bauhaus enthusiastic cyclists, the bicycle city of Dessau also inspired the development of the most famous piece of furniture of the Bauhaus workshops, the Freischwinger or cantilever chair.
The lecture reports on how the development of tubular steel furniture was linked to the bicycle and the bicycle city of Dessau. Photographs from Dessau in the 1920s will be shown. In the second part, it takes a look at Dessau today and presents creative designs for a Bauhaus cycle path. They show how Dessau could live up to its reputation and once again become a widely known cycling city.

Prof. Brigitte Hartwig, Hochschule Anhalt
Elisabeth Kremer, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau


The 2-G-Plus rule applies: Access is only granted to vaccinated and recovered persons (proof required) as well as children and youths up to 17 years of age and persons for whom no vaccination recommendation has been issued for health reasons, if they can additionally prove a test with a negative test result (carried out max. 24 hours before the start of the event; no self-test). Persons who have already received their third vaccination (booster) do not need additional proof of testing..