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The theme year 2013 in Weimar is dedicated to Henry van de Velde (150th birthday on April 7) and raises many cultural highlights.
The Belgian artist and architect Henry van de Velde is one of the pioneers of modernism in Europe. Like no other, he was able to overcome the longstanding traditions in arts and crafts and to create a style that should be based on the "New Mankind" of Friedrich Nietzsche. He devoted himself to virtually every area of daily life. From the construction of a house, the design of the rooms, design of clothing and jewelry, to the design of everyday objects, Henry van de Velde followed the maxim, the perfect design of an object appears, the more precisely it corresponds to its purpose. He always followed the aim of creating "beautiful" things, which harmonize with their surroundings and raise joy in the people using them.
|Henry van de Velde worked in Weimar from 1902 to 1917 and created some of his most significant works like Bauhaus University and former School of Arts and Crafts, which now are both part of UNESCO World Heritage. The house where Henry van de Velde lived with his family until 1917 was designed according to the criteria of practicality, in the style of modern, industrial aesthetic and can also be visited today.|
The city of Weimar takes the 150th birthday of the artist as an opportunity to celebrate the work of Henry van de Velde in a variety of exhibitions and events.
the Hotel Elephant also celebrates Henry van de Velde's birthday and offers its guest an exclusive arrangement:
Henry van de Velde arrangement
This offer is bookable throughout 2013
Additional nights can be booked from EUR 150.00 in a double room and from EUR 130.00 in a single room (including breakfast buffet)
If you have questions concerning this offer, please call 03643/802 0 or send an email.