Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Haus am Horn nursery furniture. 1923-24
Siedhoff-Buscher designed this furniture for the children’s room in the experimental Haus am Horn, part of the first Bauhaus exhibition of 1923. Widely regarded as the first true manifestation of the Bauhaus’s modernist principles in furniture construction and domestic design, Siedhoff-Buscher’s furniture exemplifies the opportunity to combine elemental, multipurpose forms with the potential for mass production. It also reflected her ambitious conception of design for children and belief in the potential of this area to effect change in society at large in addition to the individual child or family.
Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Haus am Horn nursery furniture. 1923-24

Siedhoff-Buscher designed this furniture for the children’s room in the experimental Haus am Horn, part of the first Bauhaus exhibition of 1923. Widely regarded as the first true manifestation of the Bauhaus’s modernist principles in furniture construction and domestic design, Siedhoff-Buscher’s furniture exemplifies the opportunity to combine elemental, multipurpose forms with the potential for mass production. It also reflected her ambitious conception of design for children and belief in the potential of this area to effect change in society at large in addition to the individual child or family.

Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild

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