bauhaus beauty | master class | refined retro

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Although not technically considered "mid-century" (the movement was spawned much earlier by architect Walter Gropius in Germany), the Bauhaus style deserves mention for its enduring influence. Representing a strict adherance to pure form, the resulting designs display a minimalism that is smart and beautiful. Eschewing fussiness and decorative details, architecture and design from this era feature cubic shapes, open floor plans, and a muted, steely palette. Designers known for their mastery include: Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, and Mies van der Rohe, among others.

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Yanagi Butterfly Stool

Yanagi Butterfly Stool
from Design Within Reach

A post-war approach to traditional, organic Japanese design—with stunning results.

Living Platform Sofa

Living Platform Sofa
from Walter Knoll

With a history of craftsmanship dating back to 1865, expect superior quality from Walter Knoll.

LC3 Grand Modele Armchair

Le Corbusier® Arm Chair
from Cassina

From a true servant to industrialism comes this classic: a luxe display of leather and steel.

Zen Coffee Table

Zen Coffee Table
from Gregg Lipton

An evocation of the Bauhaus' simplicity and smart form—in a current-day design.

Fundamental Feelings II

Fundamental Feelings II
from New Era Publishing, Inc.

This study in beiges and grays would complement the palette found in Bauhaus settings.

Eileen Screen

Eileen Screen
from Sedia

An iconic piece by Eileen Gray. Unfairly neglected in her time, she's now recognized as one of the 20th century's most influential.

bauhaus beauty | master class | refined retro


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