here’s a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany: The Bauhaus #itsalldesign. This exhibition looks back at the Bauhaus movement (1919-1933) from its beginnings to the present day.
The Bauhuaus #itsalldesign will be on until the 28th February. This exhibition illustrates the creativity of this German school and most importantly, how this artistic current has influenced contemporary design.
Made-up of four different sections, this exhibition is a chance to learn about the key facts of the Bauhaus movement and its core objectives. What's more, this is a chance to study the Bauhaus by observing how it has influenced contemporary design.
The role of the designer, material research and new techniques, drawing for different artistic fields as a way of making quality products…..these are just some of the themes, which will take you on a journey (the human being is considered as a key part of each project) constantly moving between past and present, art and design.
The first section is a clear throwback to the historical and social context of the Bauhaus. We are now ready to start time travelling. This tale starts from the Staatliches Bauhaus manifesto (written by Gropius in Weimar) and then reaches iconic objects of the German school, such as the Wassily Chair by Breuer and the MR 20/3 chair by Mies van der Rohe. Apart from the many pieces designed by the great names of the past - De Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinski, Walter Gropius, Marianne Brandt and Lyonel Feininger - there’s also an eye to contemporary designers like Konstantin Grcic, Enzo Mari, Norman Foster, Alberto Meda, Hella Jongerius, Adrian Sauer and many more besides. Furthermore, this proves that the Bauhaus movement not only lies at the heart of many concepts of modern design, but is still remembered in contemporary objects and projects.
Where: Vitra Design Museum, Charles-Eames-Str.1 Weil am Rhein
When: ongoing - 28 February 2016