Roots of Mid-Century Modern

A school in Germany from 1919-1933 that had an enormous influence on modern design since, teaching architecture, arts and crafts, fine art, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, pottery, and typography.

The school embraced modernist ideas of minimal materials, simplified forms, clean lines, rationality, functionality, and mass production, with the idea that the artist should work with industry.

With the rise of Nazi Germany, the school was pressured to close because they produced “degenerate art” that was not in keeping with German tradition. The silver lining of this was that the enormous talent and influence of Bauhaus was spread outside of Germany as teachers fled to the US and other countries.

Love their art, especially their furniture. What follows is a snapshot of some of their designs.

Shine on! Braxton

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