Breuer is best known for his furniture, including the Wassily Chair. Image is courtesy of Knoll

Marcel Breuer: Bauhaus furniture master with a passion for architecture

Marcel Breuer is famous for tubular steel furniture, yet his real interest was architecture. We profile the Hungarian designer in our Bauhaus 100 series Jon Astbury Marcel Breuer is famous for his tubular steel furniture, yet his real interest was architecture. For our Bauhaus...
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16 events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus

Museums and galleries across the globe are hosting events, exhibitions and conferences to celebrate the Bauhaus’ centenary. Here’s our pick of the top 16. Gunseli Yalcinkaya With the Bauhaus celebrating its centenary next year, museums and galleries across the globe...
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Gunta Stölzl was one of many women who studied at the Bauhaus

“Bauhaus histories tend to be disproportionately dominated by men”

The role of female Bauhauslers in shaping the course of modern design is now being addressed says Catherine Slessor. Catherine Slessor Women are often edited out of the history of the Bauhaus, says Catherine Slessor, in this Opinion as part of our Bauhaus 100 series. But the role...
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Main illustration is by Vesa Sammalisto

Mies van der Rohe: modernist architect who led the Bauhaus to its end

For our Bauhaus 100 series, we profile modernism pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the third and final director Bauhaus director. Jon Astbury The third and final director Bauhaus director was one of the world’s best-known architects. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series,...
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“Nowhere did the Bauhaus’ artistic and intellectual heritage find ground as fertile as in America” | Dezeen

Margret Kentgens-Craig The Bauhaus fundamentally changed the philosophy and methodology of design education in the United States, says Margret Kentgens-Craig author of The Bauhaus in America, in this opinion as part of our Bauhaus 100 series. The dramatic circumstances of the...
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Swiss architect Hannes Meyer was hired to run the Bauhaus' architecture department

Hannes Meyer: the “unknown” second Bauhaus director

The Bauhaus’ second director, Swiss architect Hannes Meyer, led the Bauhaus between the giants of Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. Jon Astbury Swiss architect Hannes Meyer led the Bauhaus between the giants of Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. As we continu...
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10 of the most iconic pieces of Bauhaus furniture

Here’s a look at 10 of the most influential pieces of Bauhaus furniture, from Breuer’s bicycle-inspired Wassily Chair to Hartwig’s minimal chess set. Natashah Hitti To continue our Bauhaus 100 series, here’s a look at 10 of the most influential piece...
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Bayer developed an exhibition of Bauhaus for MoMa. Photo is courtesy of MoMa

Herbert Bayer: creator of the Bauhaus’ universal typography

Herbert Bayer created the Bauhaus’ typographic identity. We explore how the Austrian designer’s lettering became synonymous with the school. Jon Astbury Herbert Bayer created the Bauhaus‘ typographic identity. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series celebrating...
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Walter Gropius designed school in Dessau to reflect the Bauhaus values

To continue our Bauhaus 100 series, we take a look at the Bauhaus school building in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius. Alyn Griffiths To continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the key projects and figures of the influential design school, we take a look at its home in...
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Main illustration is by Vesa Sammalisto, additional illustration is by Jack Bedford.

Walter Gropius: the ideas man who founded the Bauhaus

German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919. We profile the man, who had a vision to make art accessible to the masses. Jon Astbury German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school’s...
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