The prominent movement celebrates its 100th anniversary — it means a century has passed since such great names as Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, and others introduced a bold, rational and functional approach to the design.
The impact Bauhaus has made on the current state of the industry is prominent, as it has built a strong theoretical basis upon color and shape. Its philosophy, form follows function has been the beginning for a new epoch, and despite Bauhaus, teachers were architects and artists first, it influenced graphic design a lot.
Briefly about what Bauhaus is. The Bauhaus School, buildinghouse in German, was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar and stayed active for 14 years. In the time of intense changes the movement sought to embrace 20th century machine culture to be completed in a utilitarian but affective way as well as to train a new generation of committed, hardheaded designers with all-round skills.
One of the focal missions of Bauhaus consisted in blurring the edge between fine arts and design craft. Of course, since Bauhaus was not a single school of the kind, and we can also point out the Dutch De Stijl, Deutscher Werkbund, Soviet Avant-garde, and even Art Deco to contribute to modern functionality of the artistic production.
True, the major trends we keep working on along with the rise of practical and human (that’s human) of the year 2019 are all due to a symbiosis of modernism movements. Then Bauhaus made a very significant investment is the structure and logic of a creative thought, and of how a designer implements their primary tools to create design to be applicable and accessble to everyone. A vital goal, that will come to its fulfilment only a century later. So I blow the candle right to the border-free design industry Bauhaus was aiming — and which we are finally about to achieve.