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How Inter­na­tio­nal Press Dis­co­ve­r­ed Wal­ter & Was­si­ly Time Tra­ve­ling in Berlin

Adventure over press releases: We invited journalists from all over the world to find out more about our Bauhaus-inspired special edition in a curated experience out and about in the German capital.

If you have been che­cking in with us late­ly you will alrea­dy know: Ever sin­ce we laun­ched our spe­cial edi­ti­on Wal­ter & Was­si­ly this mon­th, we have been ful­ly immer­sed in the Bau­haus era and it’s inspi­ra­ti­on on the design lan­guage informing our new standout sun­glas­ses. We defi­ni­te­ly caught the Bau­haus fever, which has been taking ahold of so many art and archi­tec­tu­re lovers around the design school’s 100th anni­ver­s­a­ry this year.


With all the rich con­text, the many sto­ries to tell around Wal­ter & Was­si­ly and their names­a­ke Bau­haus mas­ter­minds Wal­ter Gro­pi­us and Was­si­ly Kan­din­sky, we invi­ted inter­na­tio­nal press to Ber­lin to dis­co­ver the roots of the move­ment and how the legen­da­ry ethos to blend art and func­tio­n­a­li­ty is mir­ro­red in Wal­ter & Wassily.

Kicking off the day with our guests from all over the world we had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about the move­ment at a gui­ded tour through Bau­haus Ima­gi­nis­ta at Haus der Kul­tu­ren der Welt, in its­elf a true archi­tec­tu­ral tre­a­su­re of Ber­lin. The exhi­bi­ti­on shi­nes a light on the poli­ti­cal and socie­tal land­s­cape out of which the ico­nic school of design and also of thin­king emer­ged, the inter­nal strug­gles and hypo­cri­sies as well as the incredi­ble poli­ti­cal pres­su­re ulti­mate­ly shat­te­ring the move­ments core.The beau­ti­ful­ly cura­ted collec­tion also visua­li­zes how the Bau­haus ethos and phi­lo­so­phy was car­ri­ed on in so many artists oeu­vre, cher­ry picking from the mani­fold of visio­na­ry values and ideas.

To not only feed our souls but also our bodies, our guests were later invi­ted to expe­ri­ence ano­t­her incredi­ble venue breat­hing the spi­rit of the 1920: Din­ner was hos­ted at Thea­ter im Del­phi, a breath­ta­king silent movie theat­re built in 1929 loca­ted in the Ber­lin district Weis­sen­see, which was known as Litt­le Hol­ly­wood” due to the many film pro­duc­tions loca­ted in the area. The theat­re was woven into the histo­ry of film in Ber­lin, scree­ning silent movie mas­ter­pie­ces such as the legen­da­ry The Cabi­net of Dr. Cali­ga­ri which was shot in the area around it.

To not only feed our souls but also our bodies, our guests were later invi­ted to expe­ri­ence ano­t­her incredi­ble venue breat­hing the spi­rit of the 1920: Din­ner was hos­ted at Thea­ter im Del­phi, a breath­ta­king silent movie theat­re built in 1929 in the Ber­lin district Weis­sen­see, which was known as Litt­le Hol­ly­wood” due to the many film pro­duc­tions loca­ted in the area. The theat­re was woven into the histo­ry of film in Ber­lin, scree­ning silent movie mas­ter­pie­ces such as the legen­da­ry The Cabi­net of Dr. Cali­ga­ri which was shot in the area around it.

Wrap­ping our inter­na­tio­nal guests into a sound car­pet of live pia­no music they got to dis­co­ver the collec­tion wit­hin a play­ground of colours and shapes, mir­rors and pedes­tals, cus­tom-crea­ted for the evening. Desert was accom­pa­nied by a sur­pri­se live gig by sin­ger Fet­s­um, who holds a spe­cial place in Ber­lin’s heart ever sin­ce hos­ting his legen­da­ry fund­rai­ser con­certs to bene­fit refu­gees — unit­ing the best of Ger­man artists to sup­port this essen­ti­al cau­se. Not only his cou­ra­ge speaks volu­mes, so do his soul­ful R&B songs which he shared with us, com­ple­ting this very spe­cial day with yet ano­t­her highlight.

Come along and dis­co­ver this day with us…

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