Design for Bauhaus, 2010

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The History of Bauhaus Furniture

The Bauhaus was an important design school centered on the applied arts and founded in Weimar, Germany, in 1919. Its founder, Walter Gropius, was an influential modern architect and later a teacher and director at the Bauhaus school. In addition to influencing modern architecture, art and graphic design, the Bauhaus school made significant contributions to early 20th-century furniture design.

Bauhaus style furniture

1920 - 1933
The forms in the Bauhaus furniture are frequently simple and light without decorative additive. Frequently used are: steel, glass, bent wood, leathers and plastic. The most attentive colors are: generally black, white, brown, grey and chromium. Sometimes the primary colors of the furniture are used sporadically to accentuate and to give entirely the less dark appearance. Bauhaus was the preamble of modernism and functionalism.

Marcel Breuer
1902 in Pes, Ungarn + 1981 in New York, USA Architect and designer, born in Pécs, S Hungary. A student at the Bauhaus in Germany from 1920, he took charge of the furniture workshop by 1924, and designed probably the first modern tubular steel chair. In 1937 he joined Walter Gropius in the USA as associate professor of architecture at Harvard (1937-46) and in architectural practice. Working independently after 1947, he designed the majority of his architectural projects, including the UNESCO building in Paris (with Bernard Zehrfuss and Pier Luigi Nervi). A significant figure in the xModern Movementx, his classic furniture designs, in particular, represented major developments in materials and techniques. Marcel Breuer died in New York on 2nd June 1981.

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