Vitra Design Museum presents the first comprehensive overview of the influential design school – Bauhaus – as part of their ongoing programme of exhibitions, that includes furniture, art, film and photography. All these pieces, never seen before, present a new perspective of Bauhaus.
The exhibition develops like a journey, starting with an exploration of the historical and social context of the Bauhaus’ inception, while also showcasing some of the lauded furniture pieces and objects designed by its members.
The show then shifts into a wider concept explored at the Bauhaus, featuring the school’s teachings and projects related to designing spaces. In the final section, the exhibition explores the Bauhaus’ communication material, from its avant garde typographical experiments to films produced at the school and photographs from its early days.
With an encyclopaedic route through the Bauhaus’ legendary history, the exhibition is an essential tool to understand the school and its power over design, and is a fitting testimony to a still-strengthening legacy.