Bauhaus legacy: Ulf Moritz designs for Sahco
Twelve years before Ulf Moritz was born there was a celebratory summer knees-up at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Georg Muche, Master and Head of Weaving was leaving for a post in Berin, and he and his wife El were guests of honour at a party held in their soon-to-be former home designed by Walter Gropius and furnished by Marcel Breuer.
A decade later Muche founded the Masters for Textile Art at the Textile Engineering School in Krefeld, and twenty years later a young Ulf Moritz and his mother wandered the halls during enrollment looking for the fashion studio. Instead they found the textile studio and Moritz became one of Muche’s most successful students. Moritz acknowledges the influence of the Bauhaus, but his work transcends the Bauhaus and is recognised as revelatory and innovative. His portfolio includes collections for Sahco Hesslein, and for those like your scribe who appreciate the Bauhaus legacy but prefer contemporary design, Ulf Moritz is the artist you seek. DJ