Lilly Reich

1885 - 1947

Lilly Reich was born in 1885 in Berlin. In 1911 she became a member of the “Deutscher Werkbund”. Reich worked as an interior- and fashion designer until 1926. At this time she started to work with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Together they organized the “Werkbund” exhibitions “Die Wohnung in Stuttgart/Weißenhof“ (1927) and „ Deutsche Bau-Ausstellung“ in Berlin. She was also involved in the Pavilion project of Mies van der Rohe at the „World Exhibition“ in Barcelona 1929. Lilly Reich is well known for her clear, simple and functional interiors.

Foto Lilly Reich: Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin (Fotograf G. Engelhardt)