During her training at the legendary Bauhaus in 1924, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher designed this building game as part a children’s room in the model house “Am Horn” in Weimar. It was produced in different versions afterwards in the Bauhaus workshops. Naef has produced this historic replica item since 1977.
Alma Siedhoff-Buscher was born on 4 January 1899 in Kreuztal near Siegen. Her eleven years of schooling in Berlin, which she completed with the certificate of eligibility for university entrance in 1916, were initially followed by her education at the Elisabeth School for Women in Berlin and studies at the Reimann School from 1917 to 1920. With this basis, Siedhoff-Buscher studied until Easter 1922 at the training institute of the State Arts and Crafts Museum of Berlin. That same year, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher entered the Bauhaus and initially attended the preliminary course taught by Johannes Itten and classes by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. In October, she was accepted to the weaving workshop with Georg Mucheand Helene Börner. In 1923, she switched to the wood sculpture workshopunder the direction of Muche and Josef Hartwig.
In connection with the major Bauhaus exhibition of 1923, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher designed the furnishings of the children’s room in the prototype Am Horn house and participated in Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack’s 'Colour-Light Games'. She also created various children’s toys such as the 'Small Ship-Building Game' and a puppet theatre.