First a student then a teacher at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer designed many innovative pieces. His Wassily chair is the most iconic.
In the first half of the twentieth century, changes in technology and society led to the birth of a vision of an urban utopian that could be achieved through modernist design
The Barcelona Pavilion was a hugely significant temporary structure that forms part of the early modernist canon of architecture
Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead to equality
Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, the villa was designed by Swiss architect and modernist titan Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.
German-American architect Mies van der Rohe is considered to be one of the pioneers of the modernist movement, devising in a paper sketch the world’s first glass skyscraper and practically inventing open-plan spaces.
Writing about food has never been so good, or serious, as now. Esther Choi's book of recipes inspired by famous artists and architects, combines fun with thoughtful commentary
What would the Bauhaus have made of a world that dresses up simple tools as high-performance sportswear?
Gropius, Mies and Breuer headed to the US – but some Bauhaus alumnae went to the USSR. Only now is their work coming to light
How architecture embraced performativity over functionality and blurred the boundaries between design and production
We celebrate the the centenary of the design school with a look at the lesser known impact it had globally, its influence in Israel and its surprising relationship with Expressionism. Plus: our reviews of the Shed and the Design Museum's Kubrick exhibition
Thonet is the furniture company that was modernist before the modernists, and – now in its 200th year – outlasted them all
An exhibition tracing the influence of the German city’s industrial design school provides a welcome reminder of the appeal of radical pragmatism, writes Peter Smisek
"There's just too much shit design," the self-proclaimed "design pastor" tells an audience at Design Indaba in Cape Town. Christopher Turner was there
An exhibition on the role of art in reimagining the city is at its strongest when it sticks to home turf, says Hannah Gregory
Destroyed in air raids, two masters' houses at the Bauhaus have been "playfully" reinterpreted using modern construction methods