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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