The Bauhaus #itsalldesign- A Major Bauhaus Retrospective on Show in Vitra Museum
The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, is hosting a major exhibition with a comprehensive work of the Bauhaus art and design school, one of the most influential cultural institutions of the 20th century. The show titled The Bauhaus #itsalldesign, covers a range of disciplines including design, architecture, art, film and photography. Significant pieces by Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Gropius, Marianne Brandt, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and others, including pieces that have never been exhibited before can be seen in Vitra Museum by the end of February. The exhibition is divided into four areas; the opening part examines the historical context of Bauhaus, following with little-known design items and the theme of space, with the focus on the individuals who contributed to the school’s design approach, and the last area explores communication including typography, film and photography. The highlights of the show are Walter Gropius’ 1919 Manifesto, a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe armchair with U-shaped metal arms, and Josef Albers’ 1923 Park stained glass panel. Also, the show includes work of contemporary artists influenced by Bauhaus movement, including Konstantin Grcic’s Pipe table and chair, Opendesk’s Edie stool and Front Design’s Sketch furniture.