History & Inspiration behind STOWA's Antea back to bauhaus.
STOWA’s desire for a modernization of the classic bauhaus watch, (the model Antea Classic is built almost unchanged since 1937) inspired the designer Hartmut Esslinger (founder of frog design) to take a look back at the history of bauhaus.
He himself says about the Antea back to bauhaus design:
“It had to be a cool interpretation of both the original design of Lange & Söhne (1937) and also the Antea by STOWA (1937). I kept the stainless steel case of the Antea Classic. The dial with the modern Bauhaus STD type from Ed Benguiat and Victor Caruso, creates a historical original with its sensitive aesthetics. The colors offered by STOWA are a tribute to Josef Albers and Johannes Itten, because bauhaus should not only be seen as black or white.”
The font of Antea back to bauhaus has its roots at the time of the bauhaus (1919-1933). Herbert Bayer, a teacher at bauhaus, has designed this font between 1925 - 1928. In 1975, Ed Benguit and Victor Caruso have evolved the font in different cuts. It thus creates a new original and could have decorated the model Antea back then. Therefore, we called it back to bauhaus.