The present lot was custom-ordered in red by the poet and Nobel Prize nominee, Adriaan Roland Holst in 1930. Remaining in the family for more than three decades, these works traveled to San Diego when the family moved to the United States in 1965.

The Vagabond

Adriaan Roland Holst

They weigh the pros and cons
their money and their god
and are set to resist
my flight of fate, because my hands
and eyes are empty
carried through their lands, and remained silent
in their differences, and went as blind
for the solitary will
of wind and stars.

Adriaan Roland Holst

Erich Dieckmann

Erich Dieckmann was one of the preeminent furniture designers of the Bauhaus and, like Marcel Breuer, was experimenting with steel tubing, standardization, and geometric forms in the 1920s and 1930s. Dieckmann was born in present-day Poland in 1896. He studied architecture from 1918 to 1920 at the Technical University of Gdansk in Poland and served a carpentry apprenticeship at the Bauhaus in Weimar from 1921 to 1925. When the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925, he remained in Weimar and became the head of the carpentry workshop at the State University of Applied Sciences until 1930.

Throughout the 1930s, he designed furniture as well as worked for various carpentry workshops and consulted for interior and craft design companies. Dieckmann’s furniture is often characterized by quality hardwoods, cane matting and geometric frames that link the armrests and legs, creating a unique runner construction. Designing affordable, enduring pieces that could be mass-produced was also one of his key efforts. Dieckmann passed away in Berlin in 1944, leaving behind an iconic body of Bauhaus-inspired seating.

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