• manufacturer/type:

Christian Holzäpfel

• designer, year:

Herbert Hirche, 1956

• material:
black painted steel with glass tops

• measurements:

70cm width x 46cm deep x 50cm high

• condition:

beautiful original condition, with some usermarks consisting with age. Glass tops have some minor calcium deposits.

• background:

Original Christian Holzäpfel tea trolley. Inspired by the Bauhaus principles. Beautiful architectural shaped and designed.

• literature:
Andrea Mehlhose & Martin Wellner
Moderne meubels, 150 jaar design (Modern furniture, 150 years of design)

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BAUHAUS inspired serving trolley, designed by Herbert Hirche in 1956

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Herbert Hirche (20 May 1910, Görlitz - 28 January 2002, Heidelberg) was a German architect and furniture and product designer.

Hirche studied from 1930 to 1933 at the Bauhaus in Dessau and Berlin. His teachers included, Wassily Kandinsky and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. From 1934 to 1938 he worked in Mies van der Rohe's office in Berlin, until his boss emigrated to the United States. From 1939 to 1945 Hirche worked for Egon Eiermann, after 1945 for Hans Scharoun. In 1948 he was appointed Professor of Applied Arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, which had only been recently founded in 1946. Hirche moved to West Germany and from 1952 to 1975 he took an appointment at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart as Professor of Interior Design and Furniture Making.

Hirche's work was shown at national and international fairs and exhibitions. These include the Milan Triennale in 1957 and Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. In 1964, examples of his works were shown on the documenta III in Kassel in Industrial Design.

Herbert Hirche on the roof of the Bauhaus in Dessau, 1932; Werkbundarchiv-Museum der Dinge, Berlin