Alongside numerous private commissions for furniture and equipment items, his first commission, which came right at the beginning of this time, was in Chemnitz; the construction of a residential property for the family of the Chemnitz-base textile entrepreneur, Herbert Esche, van de Velde's first architectural commission in Germany.
Numerous other designs for living spaces, the interior decorations for the Nietzsche archive and the commission for additional residential properties and the Lawn Tennis Club in Chemnitz occurred during this Weimar period. And finally – in 1907 – he also built his own School of Arts and Crafts.
|1902-1903||Design and construction of Villa Esche in Chemnitz|
|1903||Interior furnishings of Nietzsche Archive in Weimar|
|1904-1911||Design of Art School in Weimar (later Bauhaus University)|
|1907-1909||School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar|
|1907-1912||Construction of his own private residence, "Unter den Hohen Pappeln" (Under the Tall Poplars) in Weimar|
|1906-1908||Design of the Lawn Tennis Club in Chemnitz (commissioned by Herbert Esche's brother Fritz)|
|1907-1909||Lauterbach manor house (interior work) next to Werdau/Saxony (commissioned by Herbert Esche's brother Arnold)|
|1908||Redesigns at Villa Quisisana/Saxony (commissioned by Herbert Esche's father-in-law Theodor Koerner)(parental home of Johanna Esche, née Koerner)|
|1909-1911||Ernst Abbé monument in Jena|
|1912-1913||Design and construction of Villa Dürckheim in Weimar|
|1913-1914||Design and construction of Villa Henneberg in Weimar|
|1913-1914||Design and construction of Villa Koerner in Chemnitz (commissioned by Herbert Esche's brother-in-law, Dr Theodor Koerner)|
|1913-1914||Design and construction of Villa Schulenburg in Gera|