Bauhaus celebrates 100 years of design influence

Courtney Muraczewski
03/14/2019 in Know How

100 years of Bauhaus

Design is everywhere. And everywhere you look, it’s possible to find design elements true to the Bauhaus school’s theories in design, ideas, art, architecture… It is regarded worldwide as the home of the avant-garde of classical modernism. Now in 2019, it celebrates 100 years of influence on today’s modern concepts. Now let’s take a closer look at this influence, significant to Loxone design.

Das Bauhaus in Dessau

Photo: Tillmann Franzen, 2018 / © Tillmann Franzen, tillmannfranzen.com/ © VG Bild-Kunst

What was the Bauhaus

Stories about the Bauhaus travel worldwide. To the basics, it was an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented university – founded in 1919 by Berlin architect Walter Gropius. Young, artistically gifted men and women viewed the Bauhaus an a work of art, an inspiration where art, architecture and craftsmanship became one.

Das Bauhaus in Dessau

Photo: Tillmann Franzen, 2018 / © Tillmann Franzen, tillmannfranzen.com/ © VG Bild-Kunst

What was the Bauhaus?

Stories about the Bauhaus travel worldwide. To the basics, it was an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented university – founded in 1919 by Belrin architect Walter Gropius. Young, artistically gifted men and women viewed the Bauhaus an a work of art, an inspiration where art, architecture and craftsmanship became one.

The Bauhaus style

Bauhaus style makes its way into plenty of today’s design concepts – for those who are familiar: Bauhaus wallpaper, Marcel Breuer’s tubular steel furniture, Marianne Brandt’s ashtray.

There is no one definition for Bauhaus style with its multi-layered approach. But the one common focus for any Bauhaus-inspired design is usefulness: form follows function. Everything is made as simple as can be, but not simpler.

The Bauhaus style

Bauhaus style makes its way into plenty of today’s design concepts – for those who are familiar: Bauhaus wallpaper, Marcel Breuer’s tubular steel furniture, Marianne Brandt’s ashtray.

There is no one definition for Bauhaus style with its multi-layered approach. But the one common focus for any Bauhaus-inspired design is usefulness: form follows function. Everything is made as simple as can be, but not simpler.

 

Der Bauhausstil

The Bauhaus style in architecture

Especially in architecture, the Buahaus style has major influence on design. But each building has its own interpretation. Even if three buildings have adaptations from Bauhaus style, each building will have a unique identity commonly sharing features like cubic shape, wide use of clear lines, right angles and flat roofs – all reduced design.

The exterior can, commonly but not always, be found painted white and taken over by plenty of windows. Windows may even run around the corners of buildings to allow light in from every angle.

While inside, you are likely to find an inviting, open living concept with rooms that merge seamlessly. With this concept, plus the windows, even the border between inside and outside becomes blurred.

Loxone design inspiration

By now, I bet you’ve caught onto why this topic is significant to Loxone. From the design of our original Loxone Showhome in Austria to the concepts of our smart home products, the Bauhaus style has clear influence in what we create. Just like Bauhuas design, with Loxone, form follows function.

Loxone Showhome, Austria

Our green, cubic Loxone Showhome inspired by Bauhaus style and our Miniserver. With plenty of windows and straight edges, you can see how minimalism is the focus behind this fully functional home.

Touch Pure

There’s a reason our Touch Pure has award-winning design. Its modern, sleek design reflects the true nature of this purely simple product that does exactly what you need it to – no more, no less.

LED Pendulum Slims

An excellent example of “Form follows function”. Our LED Pendulum Slims add a touch of style while creating a desired atmosphere with eye-catching accent lighting.

Loxone design inspiration

By now, I bet you’ve caught onto why this topic is significant to Loxone. From the design of our original Loxone Showhome in Austria to the concepts of our smart home products, the Bauhaus style has clear influence in what we create. Just like Bauhuas design, with Loxone, form follows function.

Loxone Showhome, Austria

Our green, cubic Loxone Showhome inspired by Bauhaus style and our Miniserver. With plenty of windows and straight edges, you can see how minimalism is the focus behind this fully functional home.

Touch Pure

There’s a reason our Touch Pure has award-winning design. Its modern, sleek design reflects the true nature of this purely simple product that does exactly what you need it to – no more, no less.

LED Pendulum Slims

An excellent example of “Form follows function”. Our LED Pendulum Slims add a touch of style while creating a desired atmosphere with eye-catching accent lighting.

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