It is the combination of the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst and the Kunstgewerbeschule Henry von de Veldes. Walter Gropius wanted to create the connection between architecture and art.
The influence on art design and industrial design can still be observed today. Large surfaces, functional forms and striking geometry.
The Bauhaus in Dessau
In 1925 the Bauhaus moved to the city of Dessau. Walter Gropius himself designed the new building, which was inaugurated in 1926. The glazed workshop wing was a real highlight and was clearly visible directly on the street.
On Gropius' recommendation Hannes Meyer took over the office of director in 1928. Two years later the architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe took over this post before the Bauhaus had to be closed two more years later, in 1932.
Destruction and reconstruction
In the last year of the war, 1945, parts of the Bauhaus were destroyed. It was not until 31 years later that the building was to be reconstructed.
In the Dessau Bauhaus, van der Rohe, Stam and Breuer designed furniture from tubular steel. The new material was ideal for a very specific type of chair - the cantilever chair. With the emergence of the cantilever chair, cooperation with industry soon followed.
Original Bauhaus Design at pro office
In the pro office Shop you will find original Bauhaus designer furniture from renowned manufacturers such as Thonet, Knoll International, ClassiCon and more.
Many of the design designs created in the 1920s by Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe have gone down in history as furniture classics.
10 Facts about the Bauhaus Dessau
- Bauhaus Dessau was founded in 1925 by Walter Gropius as an art school and became one of the most influential schools of art, design and architecture of the 20th century.
- Bauhaus Dessau was a pioneer in the development of modern design and architecture. It was known for its clean lines, simple forms and functional approaches.
- Many famous artists, designers and architects worked or studied at Bauhaus Dessau, including Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Josef Albers.
- Bauhaus Dessau was damaged during World War II and eventually closed. However, it was restored in the 1990s and reopened as a museum and research center for design and architecture.
- The Bauhaus building in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius, is one of the most famous examples of modern architecture. It has a clean, cubic form and is designed with white walls and large windows that allow plenty of natural light into the rooms.
- The Bauhaus Dessau had an extensive collection of artwork, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles and ceramics. Many of these works are on display today at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.
- Teaching methods at the Bauhaus Dessau were innovative and emphasized the importance of hands-on experience and experimentation. Students were encouraged to try different materials and techniques and develop their own creative processes.
- The Bauhaus Dessau was one of the first schools to promote women in art and design, offering them the same opportunities as men. Many well-known female artists and designers studied at Bauhaus Dessau, including Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl.
- Bauhaus Dessau had a great influence on the development of modern design and architecture. Many of the ideas and techniques developed at the Bauhaus are still relevant today and continue to shape the world of art and design.
- Bauhaus Dessau is still an important source of inspiration for many artists, designers and architects around the world who have been influenced by its innovative and experimental approach to art and design.