Elle and I took a little time out to walk over to the Barbican to see the Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition. A wonderful retrospective of the fourteen years the school was open, it shows of the development, the way of life, and of course the work created.
The ideals of the Bauhaus manifesto to create a new, better way of living, uniting technology and design was revolutionary. We loved seeing the photos of the staff, students and buildings, a little insight into the tight-knit community, as well as the work that was led by collaboration, play and experimentation. It left us awed at how much these few designers had influenced us ver the years, as well as hankering to have been been born in that amazing era of change.
What struck us most was that despite having been produced 90 odd years ago, how current and timeless the work is, how the simple structures and ideals of the Bauhaus aesthetic are something that we, as designers, strive to recreate every day.
If you have the time then this is an inspirational must see.
The Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition runs at the Barbican until the 12 August
A selection of loves: The bold geometric designs, the beautiful functional tea service, development and application of colour theory.
Images credits to: blog.smow.com & Barbican