The Bauhaus was originally a school of architecture and fine arts. Walter Gropius founded it in Weimar in 1919. His aim was to unite art and technology. In the construction of furniture, the school turned away from historicism and “Jugendstil”. This lead to the development of modern shapes which revealed the use of modern technology. Plywood and tubular steel furniture were used by, among others, Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, Mies van der Rohe, Thonet, and Mauser to produce design classics that are still produced today.
~ 1919 - 1940