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Bauspiel Building Blocks

Bauspiel Building Blocks

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1924

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Bauspiel Building Blocks

During her training at the legendary Bauhaus in 1924, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher designed this building game as part of the children's room in the model house, " Am Horn " in Weimar, Germany. Her design reflects the classic Bauhaus use of strong colors and wood in children's toys, along with the school's philosophy of creating toys meant to stimulate inventiveness, joy, and imaginative faculty in children. Ages 6 and up.

This product is offered in conjunction with MoMA's exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, an overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The Museum's Department of Architecture and Design brings together school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books to examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children.

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Century of the Child

MoMA’s ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition brings together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children’s hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books.

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Product Specs

Type Kids - 5 and up
Made In Switzerland
Size 1.75h x 11w x 2.75"d
Materials Wood
Featured Designing Modern Women , Bauhaus
Designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher
Date 1924