101 years ago, on April 1, 1919, the State Bauhaus was founded in Weimar, which grew into one of the most powerful design and art schools of Modernism. The Bauhaus existed for 14 years, between 1919 and 1933 in the cities of Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. The founder and first director of the Bauhaus was the German architect Walter Gropius.
The Bauhaus brought together art and crafts for the first time in order to emancipate them from industrialization. The artistic innovations covered three areas: architecture, art and design. The Bauhaus is regarded as the cradle of the avant-garde and classical modernism and still has a significant influence on the image of modernist movements today.
The status and prestige of the Bauhaus was also manifested by famous lecturers such as Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer, who taught at the school.
The ideas and designs of the Bauhaus were far ahead of their time. Bauhaus has become a brand, an association for a style as well as a defining synonym as part of the avant-garde and modernity.