Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The New Bauhaus in Chicago

The Bauhaus movement began with the fundamental intention to create a style of utilizing the classic elements of all art mediums in an unprecedented way to combine form and function in the absence of any ornamentation.

The Bauhaus, literally translated to ‘building school’, originated in Weimer, Germany in 1919. Due to social and political factors in the works, in 1937 the New Bauhaus was established in Chicago and can be seen in much of the architecture of the most famous buildings. You may even work or live in one of these historic buildings of the New Bauhaus style!

Pairing classically with the Bauhaus style of architecture are key items of furniture that also emerged from this revolutionary movement.

-Barcelona Chair and Ottoman by Mies Van Der Rohe
-Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer
-Noguchi Coffee Table

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