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
The Hungarian architect Stefan Sebök worked with legends of the Bauhaus and of Soviet constructivism. A new book reveals more about his work but, as Edwin Heathcote discovers, Sebök himself remains elusive.
This summer blockbuster is the largest UK exhibition on the Bauhaus in over 40 years. The exhibition traces the life and work of Bauhaus' students and masters, and introduces an insightful way of looking at the famous school. Here's Owen Hatherley's review.
Jean-Louis Cohen’s history of avant-garde architecture in the 20th century explores how ideas are conceived through buildings, providing fascinating insights into more familiar narratives, says Tim Abrahams.
Dieter Rams’ 1959 modular shelving system has grown old gracefully, living up to the German designer’s high ideals of enduring simplicity, harmony and flexibility.