Bauhaus

Bauhaus was the first example of a proper arts institute with revolutionary classes ranging from furniture, architecture, theatre, textiles, film and fine arts. Their visual was to encourage experimentation with new materials and production processes as they was always room for development during the modernist movement. The founder Walter Gropius wanted to create a school where industrial methods were used, not for destructive purposes but for the betterment of social conditions, as Gropius was effected by the impact the war had left on Germany, he aspired to change society that world war I left behind.

Gropius’s historical importance is  not from his own work but the role in the design education of producing the first school of collective arts and design. A Utopian vision was created for building the future with an educational aim to shape life and the environment by focusing on colour themes, compositions, simplifying design and ‘durable,inexpensive and beautiful’.

The students work started of designing as prototypes, these were then sent of to be manufactured in mass production such as lamps,chairs and tables etc. The way they designed by simplifying shapes was a development in design as its minimalistic it was not merely an aesthetic consideration it became a moral issue.

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