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REVISION CARDS - BAUHAUS DESIGN
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THE BAUHAUS (GERMANY)
1919 - 1930s
A Design and Architecture School called Bauhaus was established in 1919. Its name is still regarded as a mark of quality of design. It developed into an international arts / design movement and its influence on design has been considerable.
The Bauhaus encouraged designers, to design and develop products that were stylish and aesthetically interesting and mass produced.
The Bauhaus has influenced architecture, furniture design, interior and exterior design. There is even a Bauhaus font / writing style.
CHARACTERISTICS OF BAUHAUS DESIGNS
Bauhaus approached product design in a fresh way. They moved away from traditional skills and fashion to new ideas and ways of manufacturing on an industrial scale.
Bauhaus design characteristics
PRODUCTS MASS PRODUCED
NEW MATERIALS APPLIED TO PRODUCTS
SIMPLICITY, FUNCTION AND AESTHETICS
NEW MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES
PRODUCTS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
A WELL KNOWN BAUHAUS DESIGN
MB-118 CHAIR 1928
BY MARCEL BREUER
Marcel Breuer designed this famous chair and manufactured it from one piece of tubular steel tube. It typifies the Bauhaus philosophy - simple design, mass produced, modern, aesthetically pleasing and for the general public.
|1. When was the Bauhaus Design School established? _________________________ 1 mark|
|2. Name some areas of design that Bauhaus has influenced. 3 marks|
|3. What are the characteristics of Bauhaus design? 4 marks|
|4. Name and describe a product designed by Marcel Breuer. 4 marks|
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