Haus Hohe Pappeln in Weimar

"Haus Hohe Pappeln" in Weimar

In this building, the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde lived from 1908 to 1917. House and furnishings were designed by himself. Allegedly, the layout of the building is designed like a ship. Together with the mast on the roadside, my pic reminds to an upside-down boat, at least. [German]

Henry van de Velde planned the house as a unity of art (Gesamtkunstwerk). Nothing is left to chance. Small furnishing details, the house itself and the garden form a unity. The architect and designer made sure that the elements are reproducible by the industry and are available for other homes.

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