Kateryna Sokolova designed the Gropius Chair as part of the first furniture collection by NOOM which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.
The first furniture collection by NOOM is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Their ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of craft and art, buildings and objects formed by a composition of simple geometric shapes, are still relevant. NOOM furniture is a tribute to the great thinkers who formed the modernist principles and brought them to life. All products in the collection are called by names of famous modernist artists and architects. There are ‘Gropius Chair’, ‘Coffee Table Brandt’ and ‘Sideboard Gerrit’.
The designer has “gathered” the shape of the Gropius Low Chair from balls and cylinders. A round pillow and an ottoman appeal to interact: to pump, to play, to bubble. The naive, clear and easy shape of the Chair and the Low Chair hide thoughtful ergonomic proportions which let you spend long hours on this chair comfortably.
As a creator I always feel a strong impact the cultural legacy of the XX century has on me. After the collection of light and decor which was dedicated to great suprematists, we launched our first furniture collection as a tribute to remarkable thinkers and designers from Bauhaus School.
– Kateryna Sokolova, designer and Co-Founder of NOOM