First a student then a teacher at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer designed many innovative pieces. His Wassily chair is the most iconic.

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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

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The Barcelona Pavilion was a hugely significant temporary structure that forms part of the early modernist canon of architecture

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Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead to equality

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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.

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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. 

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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

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What would the Bauhaus have made of a world that dresses up simple tools as high-performance sportswear?

Published in Crimes Against Design

Gropius, Mies and Breuer headed to the US – but some Bauhaus alumnae went to the USSR. Only now is their work coming to light

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How architecture embraced performativity over functionality and blurred the boundaries between design and production

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One hundred years after the design movement began, the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar is just one of multiple tributes reassessing the school's historic legacy
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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

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Friday, 02 November 2018 07:51

Thonet at 200: Surviving Bauhaus

Thonet is the furniture company that was modernist before the modernists, and – now in its 200th year – outlasted them all

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Friday, 05 January 2018 14:53

Selling Germany: Design as Propaganda

Was Germany's postwar modernism ever more than a weapon in Cold War politics?

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:58

Smart Materials Satellites

Bauhaus, Dessau
13 July — 22 October 2017

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Monday, 12 December 2016 00:10

The Ulm Model

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

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"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

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Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

The Promise

An exhibition on the role of art in reimagining the city is at its strongest when it sticks to home turf, says Hannah Gregory

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:27

Masters’ Houses at Dessau

Destroyed in air raids, two masters' houses at the Bauhaus have been "playfully" reinterpreted using modern construction methods

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:54

Horst: Photographer of Style

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
6 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

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