Monday Inspiration: Basically Bauhaus

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m a big fan of modern art and design. I love to go back to the beginning for inspiration, and there’s no better place to start than Bauhaus for modern design.

Bauhaus was a design school founded in 1919 in Germany that put an emphasis on both the fine arts and hand crafted items. The school produced several prominent artists, but its biggest impact was creating the Bauhaus style used by architects, graphic designers and, of course, interior designers.

Bauhaus alum Wilhelm Wagenfeld, 1924{C}

Bauhaus alum Wilhelm Wagenfeld, 1924{C}

Zietos Berlin, Bauhaus desk

Zietos Berlin, Bauhaus desk

Every piece in the Bauhaus style – from pottery to buildings to furniture – was designed to be an individual work of art. Mies van der Rohe’s designs for both furnishings and architecture are a perfect example of the modernist style that was a signature of Bauhaus students and followers.

For more of my favorite Bauhaus designs, check out my Basically Bauhaus pinboard.

 

Warmly,

Beth