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Marcel Breuer

Follow bauhaus on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter  Marcel Breuer was born in Pecs, Hungary in 1902. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius. He attended the Bauhaus school, where he was one of the school’s most famous students. He returned to the Bauhaus School to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928, and during this time designed his tubular-steel furniture collection and built a reputation as one of the best READ MORE >>

Remembering Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “Mies,” was driven by the mantra “less is more,” a philosophy reflected in his simplistic yet modern design. August 17, 2013 is the 44th anniversary of Mies’ death. To honor an important figure in the history of design, bauhaus has dedicated our entire Flex space to honoring this important designer. For this article, we turned to Jan Flatt, Knoll Studio Rep in Dallas for a READ MORE >>

The Night Before Christmas

Follow bauhaus on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Twas the night before Christmas, when all throughout bauhaus Not a computer was stirring, not even a wireless mouse. The iPads were docked by their iPhones with care, In hopes that Ron Welch would announce, “Jeans you may wear!” … The sales team was nestled all snug in their Generation chairs, While visions of end-of-year numbers buzzed excitedly in the air. Mark Boothby READ MORE >>

Florence Knoll Bassett

Modern Furniture Designer Florence Knoll Bassett A pioneer of modern furniture design, Florence Schust was born in 1917 in Saginaw, Michigan. Florence studied at the Kingswood School on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and in the 1930s, She became a protégée of Eero Saarinen while studying architecture at Cranbrook, the Architectural Association in London and the Armour Institute.     Florence Knoll Bench READ MORE >>

the bauhaus movement

The Bauhaus movement began in 1919 when Walter Gropius founded a school with a vision of bridging the gap between art and industry by combining crafts and fine arts. Prior to the Bauhaus movement, fine arts such as architecture and design were held in higher esteem than craftsmanship (i.e., painting, woodworking, etc.), but Gropius asserted that all crafts, including art, architecture and geometric design, could be brought together and mass-produced. READ MORE >>