The movement based off a single aesthetic – functionalism – was established by German architect Walter Gropius in 1919. A century later, its influence on useful design still endures.
Like the font Helvetica, Bauhaus is everywhere. The difference between them: You can do a lot more with the latter’s products and inﬂuences – like sit on, lie on, use, write with, and live with them.
There’s the Lamy fountain pen (Bauhaus inspired). The Mies van der Rohe-designed Barcelona chair (also Bauhaus-inspired). And Marcel Breuer’s 1925 Wassily chair (a Bauhaus). Even our iconic People’s Park Complex (yup, Bauhaus-inspired).
So why has this modernist stamp had such a lasting impact? Its founder believed that by improving product functionality – without sacriﬁcing design aesthetic – products would always remain relevant and useful.
To mark its 100th anniversary with a year-long celebration, a new Bauhaus Museum will open in Dessau, Germany, one of the towns the original art school was located in.
For something closer to home, there’s Space Like the fo Bauhausi The differ Furniture and Royal Interiors. - HT
1. Cassina LC4 Chaise Longue, from $8,250, Space Furniture.
2. RH 301 chair by Robert Haussmann, from $15,360, Royal Interiors. It comes in black or white.
3. Classicon Adjustable Table E 1027 by Eileen Gray, from $1,745, Space Furniture.
4. Classicon Bibendum Chair by Eileen Gray, from $8,975, Space Furniture.