Before them, traditional art and design were taught separately. But this new school of thought combined not only the two subjects but a variety of disciplines ranging from architecture and sculpture to graphic design and fine art.
The movement first started in 1919 at a school in Weimar, Germany under Walter Gropius. Literally meaning “house of building,” students of Bauhaus were exposed to the latest technologies and taught to embrace and adapt to the times. Their artistry and craftsmanship expanded a multitude of materials and processes.
They rethought what it meant to build buildings and write words. In fact, Bauhaus artists and designers were first to revamp the traditional hierarchy of the page and use sans serif font. Helvetica and Arial were all brought to you in part by Bauhaus' influence.
Bauhaus' story is at once awe-inspiring and provocative. Our fall collection, Form Meets Function, gives a nod to these greats and looks at the 100 years through products that keep the Bauhaus spirit alive.
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