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2019 - 100 years of Bauhaus

School of ideas, field of experimentation, pioneer: The Bauhaus was an institution in the free and applied arts, design, architecture and education. And it still is today. Although it only existed for 14 years, the basic ideas developed there still have an impact today.


The Bauhaus is omnipresent in our everyday lives. Such as in design, when red, yellow and blue are used together. Or when thick bars and sans-serif letters are combined. When everything is written in lower or upper case. But the Bauhaus’ influences are most clearly seen in architecture. In homes with lots of glass and shiny metal; in the steel-tube chair frame; in cubed wallpaper, lamps with nickel-plated frames and brass sheet as a shade. It’s evident in windows that stretch around corners; in flat roofs; in skeleton frame constructions; in combinations of steel, glass and concrete; in rectangular terraces or square orchards. Our articles on the ‘100 years of Bauhaus’ centenary year show how the architecture continues to set benchmarks in Saxony to this day.

Walter Gropius, Bauhaus director 1919 – 1928Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1919.
Hannes Meyer, Bauhaus director 1928 – 1930Hannes Meyer is considered to be the unknown director of the Bauhaus, but he shaped it nevertheless.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bauhaus director 1930 - 1933Mies van der Rohe is known as an architect who first taught at the Bauhaus.
Teachers at the Bauhaus were known as ‘Masters’The Bauhaus masters include Feininger, Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy.
„The art of building is man’s spatial dialogue with his environment and demonstrates how he asserts himself therein and how he masters it.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Bauhaus director (1930 – 1933)