Bauhaus tableware by Walter Gropius
Rosenthal's TAC tableware series was designed by Walter Gropius in the 1960s and is named after Gropius' Boston office "The Architects Collaborative!
Gropius relied on the simple geometric forms. In his sense, the circle and the sphere remain the formative elements in the simple plates and bowls, which become a timeless eye-catcher on the table as a whole series of tableware with pots, cups and the like. TAC is the result of close cooperation between the Rosenthal Creative Center and the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau.
In 2019, the anniversary year, Rosenthal will pick up on the Stripes décor designed by Walter Gropius in 1970. The fine lines combine the craftsmanship-free with the precise, geometric form. A limited edition black porcelain tea set with light lines will also be launched especially for the anniversary. In addition, the modern reinterpretation of the stripe decoration appears under the name Stripes 2. 0.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the TAC teacup and the matching TAC teapot by Walter Gropius are given a new coat of paint with rhythm. The decor was created by British designer Bethan Laura Wood, who is known for her experimental designs and expressive colours. Rhythm is reminiscent of overlapping warp and weft threads in the production of textiles. This gives the strict form of the TAC tableware a playful, colourful touch. Wood was inspired for her pattern by the expressive weaving works of Anni Albers, who studied at the Bauhaus from 1922.