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Object Stories Bauhaus 100 hero

Object Stories

Bauhaus 100!

Traces of a legendary design school

In 2019 we celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the influential German avant-garde school that was operational from 1919 to 1933. The term ‘Bauhaus’ brings to mind the tubular furniture of Marcel Breuer and the work of Paul Klee, but it was first and foremost a bustling school of design. Artists, architects and crafts­people contributed to an all-encompassing abstract design language through which, in the aftermath of the terrible First World War, they wanted to reshape society. We searched the Belgian section of our collection for any traces of Bauhaus ideas.