Bauhaus at the Barbican

Anyone who appreciates modern design should head down to the Barbican in London this summer. This is your chance to attend the biggest exhibition of Bauhaus design in over 40 years. Bauhaus is probably the worlds most famous school of design.

Wassily chair

The ‘Wassily’ armchair designed by Marcel Breuer

The innovative art school based in Weimar Republic in Germany was founded by Walter Gropius in the early 20th century, and was a utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War. Bauhaus successfully combined arts and crafts with technology, to create useful objects as diverse as tables, chairs, day beds, knives & forks, clothing and newspaper typefaces. Bauhaus had a lasting influence on modern culture and can be seen in the world around us. Many modern day printed newspapers and websites use the helvetica typeface that was developed in the Bauhaus period.

Many furniture pieces that originated from Bauhaus, can be viewed at our Connections Interiors showroom in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. We have chairs and tables by Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and Eileen Grey.

Bauhaus: Art as Life

3rd May 2012 – 12th August 2012

Barbican Art Gallery
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Nearest Tube: Barbican, Moorgate

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