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For sale: 1930 grade II-listed Bauhaus property in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts by E. Maxwell Fry


A Bauhaus property in the heart of England? Yes, that's what you get with this 1930s grade II-listed house in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts.

It was designed by E. Maxwell Fry, whose partner was Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, back in 1935, situated in the heart of Chipperfield  village. I suspect, back in the day, it was quite an oddity. In truth, it still is.

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Categories / Architecture, Books, Design and Interiors, Homeware

Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson


Handcrafted modernism

Looking for some interiors inspiration? A flick through the 200-plus pages of Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson should give you some ideas. As implied by its subtitle, 'At home with mid-century designers', these are directly drawn from the homes of some of our best loved designers.

In this highly visual book, photographer Williamson goes to the homes of 14 different mid-century designers to look at their own interpretations of modernism. As part of her quest she only visits homes that have been left unchanged (although some are now museums), including the abodes of George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames, as well as the highlight of seeing inside Walter Gropius's Bauhaus home in Massachusetts, USA. 

Published by Rizzoli, it's currently for sale for £25.50 on Amazon.