Ahead of its centenary next year, Bauhaus – 100 Years On is a symposium set to explore the legacy of the iconic school across art, design and architecture. The event, hosted by Frieze, will explore the meaning of Bauhaus in a contemporary context, and what influence it holds on modern day industry. With speakers including design historian, curator and writer Emily King, artist Michael Craig-Martin and curator Catherine Ince, the day is suited for those interested in deepening their understanding of Bauhaus across all disciplines, or for creative professionals keen to gain insights from expert practitioners.
The symposium takes place on Saturday 2 June, 11:00am – 4:30pm, at Second Home in Spitalfields, London. Book tickets and learn more about the event, including full speaker line up and running schedule on the Frieze website. Use the offer code SCP15 to save 15% on your tickets.
The Bauhaus art school was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with the vision to ‘unify’ art, craft and manufacture. Teaching methods placed value on making skills, in addition to the basic principles of form, colour and material. During it’s 14 year lifespan, the school became a melting pot of ideas generated by both students and tutors, with applications across fine art, industrial design, graphic design, typography, interior design, and architecture. Design outcomes embraced mass-production, often minimal in aesthetic with the intent to balance function and form. Though the Bauhaus was closed in 1933 due to political pressures, it remains considered one of the most influential movements in design history.
Inspired by the Bauhaus legacy, we have curated a collection of products that share in the art school’s iconic aesthetic. This design edit is a celebration of simple compositions, strong graphic shapes and flashes of bright colour, with materials including metal, glass, leather, textiles and plastic.