Article from the 2015-10-01, by Anja Beckmann
Currently, the Vitra Design Museum presents a comprehensive overview of the design at the Bauhaus: rare, some never shown exhibits, design, architecture, art, film and photography are waiting for design enthusiasts. The exhibition named "the Bauhaus #itsalldesign", is the design of the Bauhaus in conjunction with current design trends and many modern works. It is still open until the 28th February 2016.
Names such as Marianne Brandt , Marcel Breuer , Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius and Wassily Kandinsky are represented with their avant-garde designs. As well as current objects by Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Sauer, Enzo Mari, Lord Norman and many more. Like no other, this exhibition presents: The basic idea of the Bauhaus - the combination of craft and art, ergonomics and technology, to meet the needs of the people - has shaped the profession of designer today.
Many things that appear to be common for us today, date back to the Bauhaus movement. With the establishment of the State Bauhaus in 1919, Walter Gropius initiated the foundation for a new era of design. Designer should be trained to dominate technical as well as artistic principles, getting the knowledge of the human psyche and perception processes and taking into account ergonomics and technology. Design should focus people and their needs from then on. The design job has changed: Design should be accessible to the public. Design should no longer result because of design as basic requirement, but be part of social change. Visionary designs became furnishings that prove their skills in everyday life - and that are simple and timeless regarding their appearance, remaining popular for many generations.
People still discuss how designers are able to work in a wider context and to shape society. Tags characterize this dispute as "Social Design", "Open Design" and “Design Thinking". You will be able to experience how new design ideals influenced the past in the Vitra Design Museum.
Visitors can expect four thematic groups: a look at the historical and social context of the Bauhaus, iconic design objects of the Bauhaus and its genesis, colour schemes and space models, as well as the communication of the Bauhaus.