Small Ship-Building Game, Autor: Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1923. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Small Ship-Building Game, Autor: Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1923. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

Siedhoff-Buscher met Walter Gropius' demands for a product that was attractive and could also be manufactured industrially with this building set. She succeeded in developing a toy suitable for children that offered both the possibility of imitation and free creative development. The 22 components of the "Small Ship-Building Game" were kept in cheerful colours – the Bauhaus colours of red, yellow and blues are complemented by green and white. When arranged as a solid puzzle, the components form a completely closed rectangular block equivalent to the packaging carton. The "Small Ship-Building Game" is still produced today.

Literature:
Weimar Classic Foundation and Art Collections (2004): Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Eine neue Welt für Kinder, Weimar 2004.
Schneider, Dorothea (2004): Neues Wohnen und Spielen für Kinder. Entwürfe von Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Master's Thesis at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.