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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 June 2019

..."bauhaus ulm: From Peterhans to Maldonado" at the HfG-Archiv/Museum Ulm, Ulm, Germany While officially there wasn't a Bauhaus Ulm, with the founding in 1953 by the likes of Max Bill and Inge Aicher-Scholl of the HfG Ulm there was an unofficial, official Bauhaus successor... And thereby a Bauhaus Ulm...

Wilhelm Wagenfeld: Lamps @ the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus, Bremen

..."I assure you that you and your work are the model case for what the Bauhaus has been after" wrote Walter Gropius to Wilhelm Wagenfeld in April 1965... Just how Wilhelm Wagenfeld developed that "model case" "after" Bauhaus is explored, as least in terms of one design genre, in that genre for which Wilhelm Wagenfeld is most popularly known as a Bauhaus model, in the exhibition Wilhelm Wagenfeld: Lamps at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus Bremen...

smow Song Contest 2019

...Inarguably the biggest architecture and design story in 2019 is the centenary of the founding of Bauhaus Weimar... What is less disputed is the links between Israel and Bauhaus, not those popularly misconstrued as the "Bauhaus" White City in Tel Aviv, but, and as we all remember from the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau's 2011 exhibition Kibbutz and Bauhaus, by the some 24 Bauhaüsler who either, such as, Arieh Sharon, travelled from, the then, Palestine to study at Bauhaus or those such as Munio Weinraub who moved/fled to Palestine after their studies at Bauhaus, and who, to varying degrees helped develop the architecture of not only the Kibbutz, but Israel...

Bauhaus. Textiles and Graphics @ Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz

...The quality and relevance of the work created in the Bauhaus weaving workshop being in many regards attested by the fact it was one of the more productive and commercially successful Bauhaus workshops... With the exhibition Bauhaus...

Bauhaus_Sachsen @ Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig

...When one considers the, let's say, unique, derisive, unalluring place the Sächsisch dialect enjoys endures amongst German speakers, it could be considered unwise, foolhardy, to explore all too deeply the contributions made by creatives and industry in and from the State of Sachsen to the development of Bauhaus, to explore, if you will, Bauhaus's Sächsisch accent... As with any school Bauhaus is nothing more than the sum of its staff, pupils and the works they produced, both at the school and later in their careers...

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