Small Ship-Building Game

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1923

Klassik Stiftung Weimar / gemeinfrei/abgelaufen 2015
Kleines Schiffbauspiel, Autorin: Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1923.

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Siedhoff-Buscher met Walter Gropius' demands for a product that was attractive and could also be manufactured industrially with this building set. She succeeded in developing a toy suitable for children that offered both the possibility of imitation and free creative development. The 22 components of the "Small Ship-Building Game" were kept in cheerful colours – the Bauhaus colours of red, yellow and blues are complemented by green and white. When arranged as a solid puzzle, the components form a completely closed rectangular block equivalent to the packaging carton. The "Small Ship-Building Game" is still produced today.


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  2. Stiftung Weimarer Klassik und Kunstsammlungen (2004): Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Eine neue Welt für Kinder, Weimar. Schneider, Dorothea (2004): Neues Wohnen und Spielen für Kinder. Entwürfe von Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Magisterarbeit Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
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