Fagus-Werk Bauhaus style landmark factory in Lower Saxony, outside buildings

a meeting of purpose and the Fagus-Werk

three exceptional persons met in time and place in Alfeld, Lower Saxony in 1910 to create and build a dream; the Fagus-Werk. In one side the experienced 52 years old Carl Benscheidt believed that people’s feet deserved healthier shoes, in the other side Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer on their late twenties believed that architecture must and can enlighten the job of people and organisations. These people seemed to me as leaving reasons of profit aside and focusing on better health for everyone, and enlightment for the those who will design and produce the lasts to make the shoes.

Being within these Bauhaus styled premises, one feels that economical success is a consecuence rather than the motive of this project that emerged from these three outstanding persons together and ultimately brought better feet health to mankind.

Fagus-Werk Bauhaus style landmark factory in Lower Saxony, offices building
©hugo ormo 2019 | Fujifilm XE-3 + XF18mm F2
Fagus-Werk Bauhaus style landmark factory in Lower Saxony, shoes museum
©hugo ormo 2019 | Fujifilm XE-3 + XF18mm F2