LA BAUHAUS Y EL MÉXICO MODERNO: EL DISEÑO DE VAN BEUREN (2014)
ANA ELENA MALLET CÁRDENAS
Edited By: Ana Elena Mallet
In 1937 Michael van Beuren arrived in Mexico at a time the country was undergoing historical change. A new middle class was emerging, with a new identity and new desire, keen to disattach itself from the past and ride the wave of modernity approaching the Mexican shores. With Klaus Grabe, a fellow student of the revolutionary Bauhaus school, Michael founded, a mass-producing, affordable furniture design company with a completely innovative style, which in a few years went from being a small workshop to a great factory. The incorporation of Fredderick van Beuren brother of Michael in 1942 was decisive for the growth of the company, which took the name of Van Beuren SA.