The Bauhaus Pencil
A tribute to the Bauhaus School and its legacy of craftsmanship.
When Walter Gropius published his Manifesto of the Staatliches Bauhaus in the spring of 1919, he declared that “there is no essential difference between the artist and the artisan.” In the years that would follow, his Bauhaus Art School would seek to tear down the wall that had been built between the fine and applied arts.
From 1919 to its premature end in 1933, members of the Bauhaus movement created iconic modern art including chairs, buildings, paintings, and sculptures. They believed modern manufacturing lacked soul, and made it their mission to create works of art that were not only breathtakingly beautiful, but often painstakingly practical.
The Blackwing 155 is a tribute to the Bauhaus School and its legacy of craftsmanship. Each pencil features our soft graphite core and a design inspired by the simple shapes and colors that have become a hallmark of the Bauhaus style. Though only 155 students graduated with a diploma from the school, its philosophy has had an immeasurable impact on artists around the world.