The true test of any great institution of higher learning is how strongly its lessons resonate beyond the walls of that school’s hallowed halls. If this is the case, then it is of little doubt that the Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture has passed that test. Founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in 1919 and active until 1933, the Bauhaus school was an art school that combined crafts with the fine arts. This combination would go on to influence the development of graphic design and modern art well into the 20th century. Today, its founder’s design lessons still set the foundation for modern classic furniture and so much more.
Lessons Learned from Bauhaus
- Form Follows Function – The principle architectural philosophy of the Bauhaus school was that form must follow function.
- Share and Collaborate – The Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture came about as a result of a collaborative effort. Its founders were heavy weights in their respective fields but all realized that though they could disagree in some matters, cooperation strengthened the achievements of all in the group and created more interesting designs.
- Powerful, eye-capturing typography matters: In addition to design, Bauhaus taught typography as well and the simplified geometric forms it favored lead to the development of sans-serif typography.
At Bauhaus 2 Your House we have many examples of modern classic furniture that follow the tenets of the great masters of modern design. We have Thonet furniture that follows the same principle of form following function. The lessons of Bauhaus do still reverberate all throughout modern design and you can own a tiny part of this phenomenon when you purchase one of our pieces.