October 21, 2013

Oct.21.2013 - Offering sweet dreams for awestruck design pilgrims, the Bauhaus Dessau opens star student-themed (Albers, Arndt...) rooms to visitors.

“Spend the night like a Bauhausler.” The tagline, pinched from the official Bauhaus website, answers every modernist-humanist-seeking-lodging's dream: Straggled visitors or awestruck pilgrims can book a room in the Studio Building (“Prellerhaus”) at the famous Bauhaus at Dessau. For as little at €35, you can rent one of the block’s 20 flats, which were once home to the school’s immensely talented students.

Bauhaus building
Pellerhaus at Night

The idea is to reconstruct the daily lives of Bauhaus students as they were 90 years ago, including collective bathrooms and showers and dining house. For those wanting a more personalized experience, the Bauhaus Dessau will soon be opening specially themed rooms.

The five newly upgraded flats, which will run at a slightly higher rate (starting from €45), once belonged to the school’s most illustrious residents. Three of them are outfitted with features that were either designed by or evocative of their former tenants, including Joseph Albers and the architects Franz Ehrlich and Alfred Arndt. In the Albers suite, furniture designs by the colorist populate the room, and broad splashes of red add vibrancy to the white-and-grey boxes. Arndt's studio offers a whole suite of elegant wood-and-steel frame meubles.

Bauhaus studio flat
Reconstructed studio flat at Alfred Albers

Bauhaus studio flat
Reconstructed studio flat at Franz Ehrlich

Pictures retrieved from: Bauhaus

All of the rooms were restored with the help of period photographs. True to the Bauhaus, they're simple and relatively sparse, though humanist in their proportions and with plenty of sunlight, thanks to the large glass windows. In the three personalized suites, the furnishings are bespoke. The reconstructed rooms feature Marcel Breuer bent-steel chairs and desks, which echo the projecting balconies of the Gropius building.

Prices Sunday to Thursday: 
Single room 35 EUR 
Double room 55 EUR

Prices Friday and Saturday: 
Single room 40 EUR
 Double room 60 EUR

Price reconstructed room (single room): 
Sunday to Thursday 45 EUR

Price reconstructed room (single room): Friday and Saturday 50 EUR

For further information about accommodation and registration please contact or by phone (+49-340-6508-318) or fax (+49-340-6508-226).

Retrieved from: fastcodedesign