Chemnitz is without doubt the ugliest city in Sachsen. If not Europe.
And so it is all the more surprising that the town produced one of the most gifted aestheticians of the Bauhaus generation: Marianne Brandt.
A student of, amongst others, László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, Brandt is best known for her home accessories including ashtrays, coffee/tee services and lamps. Many of her works are part of the permanent collection at leading museums including the Museum of Modern Art, MoMa, in New York.
To honour the city’s most most talented daughter, Chemnitz organises an triennial Marianne Brandt Contest and 2010 sees the fourth edition.
Under the motto “Poetry of the Functional” the 2010 Marianne Brandt Contest has three categories: photography, product design and light in public spaces.
The contest is open to all students and other creative youths under 40 years old as of 10.06.2010 and who have their main residence in Europe.
Full details of how to enter and what can be won can be found in the official 2010 Marianne Brandt Contest announcement.