STYLE. DESIGN. COMMUNICATION.

 
ALESSI.
 

ALESSI.

I would not go as far as to say the Alessi was Bauhaus. What I would say on the other hand is that they profit (and so do we) from the Bauhaus school and philosophy. When the company of Giovanni Alessi was founded in Italy in 1921 the manufacture followed...
A SERIES ON COLOURS 7/10. GOLD.
 

A SERIES ON COLOURS 7/10.
GOLD.

We started the series by yellow and noticed that this colour has a very bad reputation. For this article I did some research on the colour of gold. The notion «gold» has its roots in Indo-Germanic word “ghel” which meant shiny and also yellow. The modern German word for yellow...
MAX BILL.
 

MAX BILL.

The Swiss designer, painter and architect Max Bill is very much a Bauhaus student with the most famous teachers one can think of: Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee to name only two. What he definitely learned at the Bauhaus is the oneness of all arts and to use the right...
A SERIES ON COLOURS 6/10.COLOURLESS.
 

A SERIES ON COLOURS 6/10.
COLOURLESS.

Grigio Technically, grey is not a colour. Neither are its parents black and white. My favourite designer Giorgio Armani considers grigio (the Italian word for grey) his preferred colour. Grey is stylish, elegant, and serious. One could say that grey is emotionless. But just like black or white it can...
ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI
 

ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI

«So subtle and so simple; I like it!» – Achille Castiglioni Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan, Italy and not a student of the Bauhaus. But his philosophy was – as I put it – «Bauhaus inspired». He designed furniture one can only describe as «reduced to the max». To...
A SERIES ON COLOUR 5/10. PINK.
 

A SERIES ON COLOUR 5/10. PINK.

Pink is the colour of luxury and lifestyle. It already starts with the fact that the colour is named after a flower (also called carnation). In German the word is “rosa” and of course also stems from a flower. A pink flamingo reminds many of us of a romantic sunset...
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...