Albers Nesting Tables

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A popular misconception is that Bauhaus furniture employs a somber palette of neutral tones. The Nesting Tables, designed by Josef Albers in 1926, prove otherwise. Albers was directing the Bauhaus furniture workshop at the time, and he built the set of tables for the Moellenhoff family in Berlin, Germany. Though the home was destroyed in World War II, the Nesting Tables were saved and brought to the United States for faithful reproduction. Known for his geometric paintings, Albers' logic and sense of color are applied in these four tables, crafted from solid oak with lacquered glass tops. The green, yellow, orange, and blue tables are meant to work "independently and interdependently."

Photo: Courtesy of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

Written by Jenny Xie / Dwell