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[HISTORY] The Bauhaus

The name "Bauhaus" may not mean anything or very much to you, but we owe it a lot. Without it, modern architecture wouldn't be the same, and accessible design might not even exist!
The Bauhaus marked a revolution in the world of architecture, the arts, and artisanship. Established in Germany, it welcomed numerous architects, designers, painters, and other artists (including Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee), as teachers or students. Because the Bauhaus was first and foremost a school.
office inspired by Bauhaus
Bauhaus inspiration
LET’S PLAY non-woven wallpaper, in white
GROOVE armchair, in black (out of stock)
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, German architect, designer and town planner known for his creations which are all about lines, right angles, and glass façades. His style was extremely innovative and daring for the time.
At this school, students learned to combine the applied arts, which produce useful objects (woodwork, ceramic, glassmaking, weaving...) and the beaux arts, which produce purely aesthetic objects (painting, sculpture, engraving...). The aim is to create objects which are practical, innovative, and beautiful, and which can be mass-produced : the very essence of design.
Bauhaus inspired living room
NEO non-woven wallpaper, in pearl grey
Armchair: Wassily by Marcel Breuer
Side table: designed by Eileen Gray
BLUE SQUARE glass-framed print
CUBICLE glass-framed print
WALLERS cloche
The creations are understated and geometric, often made using new materials such as steel or glass. These first designer pieces with simple, universal shapes don't look a day older and are still appreciated by connoisseurs.
Among them, the famous Wassily armchair by Marcel Breuer, whose steel tube structure was a real innovation, the WG24 lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, made entirely from metal and glass, or the adjustable side table by Eileen Gray.
Even though the school was forced to close in 1933 with the arrival of Nazism, its philosophy continued to exist and spread throughout the world. The creation of practical, pretty objects "for everyone" has become the norm, which is great for our interiors!


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