Not a Style, but a Stance: #bauhaus in the Age of Social Media

Recently, #bauhaus overtook #brutalism as one of the most popular design and architecture hashtags on Instagram. Peruse through the associated images and you’ll be met with a wild selection: soft focus Autumnal leaves in Stockholm, shocking pink hairstyles, the 1970s British goth rock band of the same name , a still from The Shining , … Continue reading Not a Style, but a Stance: #bauhaus in the Age of Social Media

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Walter Gropius: the ideas man who founded the Bauhaus

German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school's centenary, we profile the man who had the vision to make art accessible to the masses, not just a luxury of the few. Source: Walter Gropius: the ideas man who founded the Bauhaus

Dessau School of Architecture — Next to Bauhaus — Dessau, Germany

“Next to Bauhaus” by the Dessau School of Architecture is the first in a planned series of annual documentations on the research and teachings by the Faculty of Architecture, Facility Management and Spatial Information of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Source: Dessau School of Architecture — Next to Bauhaus — Dessau, Germany

Neue Meisterhäuser Bauhaus Dessau by Bruno Fioretti Marquez

Destroyed in air raids, two masters' houses at the Bauhaus have been "playfully" reinterpreted using modern construction methods The question of what course of action to take when a historically important design is damaged or destroyed is a fraught one, a fact that was thrown into focus by the recent fire at the Glasgow School … Continue reading Neue Meisterhäuser Bauhaus Dessau by Bruno Fioretti Marquez

Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius is the history of modern architecture

  Walter Gropius was an architect born in Germany in the early twentieth century who contributed to the founding of the Bauhaus School. He lived in the United States after 1937 and taught at Harvard University, where he continued to defend the principles of Bauhaus, especially the use of functional materials and clean geometric designs. … Continue reading Walter Gropius is the history of modern architecture

Helvetica – no frills no thrills

Helvetica is the name of the world's most famous architectural typefaces. Paul Gapp a former architecture of the Chicago Tribune rather unkindly said it has, "no frills, no curlicues, no personality. It is neutral, anonymous and dull." Helvetica, however, has grown into a global phenomenon exhibiting both corporate and cool. Part of its charm is … Continue reading Helvetica – no frills no thrills

“The New Bauhaus” Film Celebrates the Bauhaus Movement in America

via The Bauhaus Film The year 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus ' founding. Founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, the school sought to reimagine material reality. Considered by many to be the most visionary school of early 20th-century art and design, the Bauhaus would spark a global movement in a period of … Continue reading “The New Bauhaus” Film Celebrates the Bauhaus Movement in America

Bauhaus Explained in Fewer than 140 Characters

Germany's once-banned design movement, whose aim was to provide affordable works for the masses. Less is more.

10 of the most iconic pieces of Bauhaus furniture

To continue our Bauhaus 100 series , here's a look at 10 of the most influential pieces of  furniture created by Bauhaus  designers, from  Marcel Breuer 's bicycle-inspired Wassily Chair to Josef Hartwig's minimal chess set. Known for developing a distinctive, modern style built on the principle of simplicity, teachers and students from the  Bauhaus … Continue reading 10 of the most iconic pieces of Bauhaus furniture

Herbert Bayer: designer of the Bauhaus’ universal typography

Herbert Bayer created the Bauhaus ' typographic identity. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series  celebrating the school's centenary, we explore how the Austrian designer's lettering became synonymous with the school. True to form, perhaps the most mythic typeface to come out of the Bauhaus, Universal, was one that strove to be as idealistic as the school … Continue reading Herbert Bayer: designer of the Bauhaus’ universal typography

Haus rules: the enduring influence of the Bauhaus on watch design

That’s so Bauhaus, darling. Next year marks the centenary of the short-lived but oh-so-influential design school. The term is often bandied about rather carelessly, especially in the watch world – it is not only minimalism that can be traced back to the school, founded by architect and designer Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. Source: … Continue reading Haus rules: the enduring influence of the Bauhaus on watch design

ZigZagZurich use twisted yarns to create Bauhaus-inspired blankets

Swiss textiles brand ZigZagZurich produces a range of artist-designed blankets , including several influenced by Bauhaus  design principles. Called Artist Wool Blankets, the colourful collection includes designs by Mexico-based artist Daniel Barreto, Swiss-born interior architect and ZigZagZurich creative director Michele Rondelli, and recent Stuttgart Academy of Fine Art graduate Sophie Probst. Source: ZigZagZurich use twisted yarns … Continue reading ZigZagZurich use twisted yarns to create Bauhaus-inspired blankets

Taiwan launches World Flora Expo with Bauhaus-style German pavilion

Taiwan on Saturday launched a flora exposition in central Taiwan in a move aimed at boosting tourism to the island and raising its international profile. The 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition, attended by President Tsai Ing-wen, will be held at three venues for six months and is expected to host over 8 million domestic and … Continue reading Taiwan launches World Flora Expo with Bauhaus-style German pavilion

Breuer's "Wassilly" chair named after the Bauhaus painter Wassily Kandinsky,

Marcel Bruer and industrially manufactured furniture

Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian architect and industrial designer. He believed that contemporary furniture should not only be industrially manufactured but also machine finished in appearance. Breuers tubular steel chairs, marvels of cold ingenuity, gleamingly sturdy and impersonal. Breuer's "Wassilly" chair named after the Bauhaus painter Wassily Kandinsky, is made of a continuous steel tube … Continue reading Marcel Bruer and industrially manufactured furniture

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How Bauhaus Pioneer Anni Albers Radically Modernised Weaving

As curator Ann Coxon explains, it is somewhat unconventional to place a loom at the entrance of a major Tate retrospective. “It’s very surprising to have a show that is predominantly textiles at Tate Modern,” says Coxon. “We’ve shown work by Sonia Delaunay, for example, but you start with paintings and progress through to later … Continue reading How Bauhaus Pioneer Anni Albers Radically Modernised Weaving

3 Important Rules of Bauhaus

The Bauhaus School is a German design school, founded in 1919 by Walter Groupius. Bauhaus led a movement and style which has had an important impact on contemporary design today. Source: 3 Important Rules of Bauhaus

the bauhaus turns 100 and THONET celebrates with a limited edition chair by besau marguerre

earlier this year, designboom joined THONET to visit the bauhaus — the legendary cultural institution with a surprising present-day relevance — to discover how together they forged a totally different design aesthetic. today, 100 years after the foundation of the school, THONET celebrates the occasion with a limited anniversary edition of the famous cantilever chair … Continue reading the bauhaus turns 100 and THONET celebrates with a limited edition chair by besau marguerre

Unfinished Bauhaus Typefaces Are Now at Your Fingertips

An example of Bauhaus type and poster design (all images courtesy of Adobe and Bauhaus Dessau) If you start feeling like you’re seeing Bauhaus-style typefaces everywhere, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating a Modernist design resurgence. Source: Unfinished Bauhaus Typefaces Are Now at Your Fingertips

Here’s how to get the stunning Bauhaus fonts that Adobe is reviving

Even if you’re not a designer, you’ve probably heard the phrase “form follows function.” That’s how influential the school that espoused it, the Bauhaus, has become since its heyday in 1920s and ’30s Germany. Now, some of the movement’s most compelling–but largely unknown–lettering has been recreated from archival material, like original typography sketches and letter … Continue reading Here’s how to get the stunning Bauhaus fonts that Adobe is reviving

Homage to the Bauhaus

A transparent skyscraper has just been opened on the sleepless and vibrant Rothschild Boulevard, one of the green arteries of Tel Aviv that is lined with bars and shops, and it is becoming the first, second or third home of wealthy people from Europe, Asia and the United States, and the last residents have barely … Continue reading Homage to the Bauhaus