100 years Bauhaus
100 years Bauhaus
On April 1st, 1919, Walter Gropius opened the Weimar State Bauhaus.
2019 is the Bauhaus year in which 100 years of Bauhaus are celebrated and a lot is written about thinking and creating and the furniture and object classics that have emerged.
From 1919 to 1933, during its existence, the Bauhaus revolutionized creative, artistic and craftsmanship thinking and work. There is no doubt that this continues to have an effect to this day.
The "Formmeister" - many important artists - together with the "Werkmister" - trained craftsmen - led the lessons in the respective workshops of the Bauhaus.
In this constellation, the Werkmeisterwas responsible for the craft and technical aspects, while the Formmeister taught the aesthetic and formative aspects of the teaching.
Printing: Formmeister: Lyonel Feininger, Werkmeister: Carl Zaubitzer
Glass painting: Formmeister: Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Werkmeister: Josef Albers
Metal workshop: Formmeister: Johannes Itten, Làszlò Moholy-Nagy, Werkmeister: Naum Slutzky, Alfred Kopka, Christian Dell
Weaving: Formmeister: Georg Muche, foreman: Helene Börner
Wall painting: Formmeister: Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Werkmeister: Carl Schlemmer, Heinrich Beberniss
Sculpture: Formmeister: Richard Engelmann, Johannes Itten, Oskar Schlemmer, Werkmeister: Karl Krull, Josef Hartwig
Pottery: Formmeister, Gerhard Marcks, Werkmeister Max Krehan, Theodor Bogler and Otto Lindig
Joinery: Formmeister: Walter Gropius, Werkmeister: Josef Zachmann, Reinhold Waldensee
Classics which were created within the Bauhaus and which almost everyone knows are, among others, the Bauhaus lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1924), the tubular steel chair Wassily Chair (B3) by Marcel Breuer (1926), the armchair F51 by Walter Gropius (1920), and not to forget the Barcelona Chair (MR90) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich (1929), which is now to be found in many hotel lobbies and reception rooms.
Simple, beautiful, functional, just classic.
On formmeister.com we like to recall the formative teachings of the Bauhaus, the protagonists of that time and their work, which still surrounds us in a clear aesthetic way today.
At the same time, we believe in the new, in designers, manufactories, carpenters and young brands who take an attitude to embellish and often even improve our living and working environments with sophisticated furniture. Perhaps even new classics will emerge on their way.