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Thonet and Bauhaus

In the years following the First World War, architecture developed a strong tendency away from its previous bourgeois ideals towards a clear, sober functionality. One of the most important roles in this context was undoubtedly played by Walter Gropius who in 1919 founded Bauhaus as a college for advancing the artistic basis of industry, trade and craft. In terms of content, the Bauhaus architects were representatives of the "New Objectivity" and largely oriented themselves on Michael Thonet's principle of reducing form and material to the essentials: something seen especially in regards of the then innovative material steel tube, a material with which was much experimented and designed, and a material which was experienced a real boom thanks to Thonet's developments of the late 1920s.

The Design Classic Thonet S 32

Bauhaus in Dessau

Thonet cantilever

Marcel Breuer was one of the first to fully explore the potential of the innovative new material, designing some classics of tubular steel seating including the cantilever chair S 32/S 32 N, which is still produced by Thonet and is one of the undisputed classics in design history. In addition to Breuer's designs there are also numerous tubular steel design classics by Mart Stam, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the product portfolio of the furniture manufacturer from the German community of Frankenberg (Eder).

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100 Years of Bauhaus

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus. To mark this historic event a series of celebrations are planned within the framework of the jubilee program "100 years of Bauhaus" under the motto "Re-considering the world". Together with regional and international partners the Bauhaus Association invites you to discover the lasting impact of the art school across a wide range of social and cultural contexts.

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5 New Architecture & Design Exhibitions for January 2019

..."Moderne am Main 1919–1933" at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany When, in the course of 1924, it became clear that the Bauhaus school would have to leave Weimar several cities vied to offer it a new home, including Frankfurt; the city's Kunsthochschule's then Director Fritz Wichert making advances to Walter Gropius to encourage him to bring his school to the Main... "* An ambition which, as history records, had to be approached without the Bauhaus school, and which became most popularly embodied by the Neues Frankfurt project: one of the largest and broadest modernist functionalist urban planning programmes ever undertaken...

Peter Behrens - Art and Technology @ LVR-Industriemuseum, Oberhausen

...As we never tire of repeating, as the centenary of Bauhaus Weimar approaches it is increasingly important to place that one school in context of its time and place, to explain that it wasn't a "Eureka!... " moment but a consequence of specific developments, and also that the development of the institute over Weimer to Bauhaus Dessau and on to the, more or less theoretical, Bauhaus Berlin and beyond wasn't an internal Bauhaus development but a component of a wider development of understandings of architecture and design, of the relationships between art and technology...

#campustour 2018: Summaery, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

...We doubt we will be able to visit the 2019 Summaery exhibition at Bauhaus University Weimar, as we suspect the town will be too full of visitors celebrating the centenary of Bauhaus Weimar... Wrong Bauhaus people...

5 New Architecture & Design Exhibitions for September 2018

...Animals and Contemporary Design opens at Marta Herford Museum für Kunst, Architektur, Design, Goebenstraße 2–10, 32052 Herford on Sunday September 16th and runs until Sunday January 1st "Moving Away: The Internationalist Architect" at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow As oft noted in these pages, as we approach 2019 and the centenary of Bauhaus Weimar the number of Bauhaus exhibitions is increasing exponentially... So much so that we fully expect to have at least one Bauhaus themed exhibition in this list for the next 8 or 9 months...

Bauhaus Lab 2018. The Art of Joining: Designing the Universal Connector @ Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

...In 2018 the Bauhaus Lab reflected on that connector, Konrad Wachsmann and standardised, prefabricated construction systems... The results of those reflections were discussed in a one day symposium, and can be viewed in the exhibition The Art of Joining: Designing the Universal Connector at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau...

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