2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of Bauhaus, a German school of design founded by architect Walter Gropius.
Run as an art school from 1919-1933 this movement combined crafts, art and architecture in a modern, multi-disciplinary way. To this day, this creative approach continues to inspire a broad range of fields including graphic, interior and industrial design.
Take visual inspiration from some of the design movement’s most iconic pieces:
Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair
Originally named the Model B3, the Wassily chair was designed by Marcel Breuer during 1925-1926. The iconic furniture’s name comes from painter Wassily Kandinsky who was said to have admired the piece while serving as a fellow Bauhaus faculty member.
Josef Hartwig’s chess set
Designed from 1923-1924 Josef Hartwig’s chess set celebrates the simplicity found in geometric form.
Josef Albers’s Nesting Tables
Conceived by Josef Albers in 1926-1927 during his time as a faculty member of Bauhaus, the nesting tables were designed for him and his wife Anni’s private residence. Celebrating form and color, the set can used independent or interdependently.
Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich’s Barcelona Chair
Designed for the 1929 Barcelona World Fair, the Barcelona chair was part of the German Pavilion. The iconic furniture was collaboratively designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich.
Original article was published in memoryxdesign!