STYLE. DESIGN. COMMUNICATION.

 
MARIANNE BRANDT.
 

MARIANNE BRANDT.

Walter Gropius wanted equality for women and men. Well, even at the Bauhaus equality was a rather theoretical value. Most women did pottery, weaving ore casework. Not Marianne Brandt (1893 – 1983). Although women were often not welcome in the workshops of “male” professions, Marianne completed an apprenticeship in a...
A SERIES ON COLOUR 4/10. GREEN.
 

A SERIES ON COLOUR 4/10. GREEN.

We already discussed yellow and blue. If we mix them we receive green. By adding more yellow the green will look more poisonous, while it becomes cooler if blue is more dominant. The Use of Green Green packages and labels are typically used for health products, gardening and everything that is...
WILHELM WAGENFELD.
 

WILHELM WAGENFELD.

MT 8 is another design highlight with a dull name. Wilhelm Wagenfeld who created it was a REAL representative of the Bauhaus. And so is this lamp: functional, yet elegant. Let me be more specific: not only was Wagenfeld a representative of the Bauhaus style but he also was a...
A SERIES ON COLOUR 3/10. BLUE
 

A SERIES ON COLOUR 3/10. BLUE

Blue is very much in demand. Almost 40% if people in the Western world declare it their favourite colour. There are probably not many colours – if any at all – that leave such different impressions as blue. The Reputation of Blue Blue stands for a lot of positive things:...
DESIGN AND STANDARD.
 

DESIGN AND STANDARD.

Walter Gropius was one of a kind. During their honeymoon he and his wife travelled to Paris to visit Le Corbusier and his best men (yes, he had two) were the famous painters Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Know what I mean? The not so humble beginnings Well, Gropius was...
A SERIES ON COLOUR 2/10. YELLOW.
 

A SERIES ON COLOUR 2/10. YELLOW.

Last week we spoke about colours in general. In the following weeks we will have a closer look to different shades. Since yellow is my absolute favourite I start with this colour. Some Facts In Europe about 5% of people name yellow their favourite colour. Physically, the shades we call...
EILEEN GRAY
 

EILEEN GRAY

I am quite sure that the table on the image above is familiar to you. From what I see it has been copied many times. E1027 – very poetic, I know – was designed by an Irish lady by the name of Eileen Gray. It came on the market in...
A SERIES ON COLOURS 1/10
 

A SERIES ON COLOURS 1/10

You might remember my series about logos and their colours. In my mind colours are a fascinating topic and somehow very talkative. We expect business men in dark coloured suits such as blue, grey or black while Barbie is dressed in pink and white. Moreover, we notice colours long before...
A CHAIR FIT FOR A KING
 

A CHAIR FIT FOR A KING

The Barcelona chair is probably one of the most famous pieces of furniture ever. It has been designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who was born in Germany in 1886. A fact that is less well known is that van der Rohe was inspired by the so called “sella...