Mocha Machine

Theodor Bogler, Mokka Machine (5 pieces), 1923
Weimar Classics Foundation (N 135/55)

Theodor Bogler, Mokka Machine (5 pieces), 1923
Weimar Classics Foundation (N 135/55)

The five-part mocha machine by the ceramicist Theodor Bogler met Walter Gropius’s requirement that the ceramics workshop develop new form and model construction techniques for the serial production of everyday ceramic ware. Through the breakdown into modules and their standardised typologies, the mocha machine met Gropius’s demand for “simplicity in multiplicity”.

Literature:
Kittel, Hubert: “From Bauhaus Pottery to Laboratory for Industrial Product Development” in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 157ff.