Mies van der Rohe: the modernist architect who led the Bauhaus to its end

November 19, 2018 Jon Astbury 0

The third and final director Bauhaus director was one of the world’s best-known architects. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series, celebrating 100 years of the hugely influential school, we profile the modernism pioneer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, simply Mies to the entire world of design, is one of architecture’s most

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This week Patrick Schumacher went to court to take control of Zaha Hadid’s estate

November 17, 2018 India Block 0

This week on Dezeen, Zaha Hadid Architects hit the headlines with plans for a Russian smart city, as Patrick Schumacher made a bid for control of his late partner’s estate. The late Zaha Hadid’s former business partner Schumacher has begun court proceedings to try and remove the other three executors of her will – leaving him

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“Nowhere did the Bauhaus’ artistic and intellectual heritage find ground as fertile as in America”

November 15, 2018 Margret Kentgens-Craig 0

The Bauhaus fundamentally changed the philosophy and methodology of design education in the United States, says Margret Kentgens-Craig author of The Bauhaus in America, in this opinion as part of our Bauhaus 100 series. The dramatic circumstances of the Bauhaus closing and the aftermath made it a political metaphor. If the National Socialists had intended the death

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Anni and Josef Albers: the married misfits of the Bauhaus

November 14, 2018 Jon Astbury 0

Anni and Josef Albers met at the Bauhaus and both became hugely influential designers. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series celebrating the school’s centenary, we explore the couple’s works and legacy. The Bauhaus had its fair share of couples, not to mention love triangles. But the most enduring was no doubt Anni and Josef Albers, she a middle-class Berliner

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10 books that tell you everything you need to know about the Bauhaus

November 13, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

For our Bauhaus 100 series, we’ve picked out 10 must-read books about the most influential art and design school in history, from classic volumes written by teachers, to contemporary titles that reveal its international influence. Bauhaus 1919-1928 by Herbert Bayer Published by MoMA just five years after the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933, this book

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15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony

November 12, 2018 Olivia Ladanyi 0

Coming to London for the Dezeen Awards ceremony on 27 November? Here is a guide to the best architecture, design and art shows in town. The ceremony will be hosted by comedy legend Sir Lenny Henry. There are a few tickets remaining, so email the awards team if you’re interested in attending what will be

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Hannes Meyer: the “unknown” second Bauhaus director

November 12, 2018 Jon Astbury 0

Swiss architect Hannes Meyer led the Bauhaus between the giants of Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school’s centenary, we profile the director with a marred legacy. Meyer is referred to by some as the “unknown” Bauhaus director. Hidden between the immense shadows of Walter Gropius and the

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This Plant Stand Is Designed To Support Plants As They Grow

November 8, 2018 Erin 0

  Swiss design company SUPERLIFE, have created Liana, a minimalist plant stand that evolves with your plant as it grows. The design of the plant stand allows for sections to be added to the stand, creating a support system for the plant.   Traditionally a stake would have to be positioned within the pot, however […]

MZPA Have Designed These Branch Inspired Coat Racks Named ‘Hilka’

November 7, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Flore Chenaux   Ulyana Zachkevych and Stanislav Boychuk of Ukrainian design brand MZPA, have designed a duo of coat stands named Hilka. The word Hilka comes from the Ukrainian language and means branch, which is appropriate since the coat stands have branches made from Ash that pierce the surface of the stands.   Photography […]

This Stool Is Made From A Single Piece Of Stainless Steel Pipe

November 2, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Bakur Tvrineli   Georgian firm XYZ Integrated Architecture, have designed a modern and sculptural stool, that’s made from a single piece of stainless steel pipe.   Photography by Bakur Tvrineli Named ‘Pipe Stool 2’, the design was handcrafted by Alexandre Barbakadze, and it features twists and curves, giving it a unique appearance that’s more […]

Walter Gropius: the ideas man who founded the Bauhaus

November 2, 2018 Jon Astbury 0

German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school’s centenary, we profile the man who had a vision to make art accessible to the masses, not just a luxury of the few. There is something poetic to the often-repeated story that the founder and builder of one

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Luca Guadagnino looked to “forefathers of modernism” for Suspiria sets, says designer

November 1, 2018 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

Luca Guadagnino’s rendition of horror movie classic Suspiria takes its design cues from the modernist architecture of masters such as Le Corbusier and Adolf Loos, says production designer Inbal Weinburg. Weinburg worked with the Italian film director to create all the sets and props for Suspiria, which is released in cinemas worldwide on 2 November. Based on Dario Argento’s 1977 film of

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Dezeen’s guide to Bauhaus architecture and design

November 1, 2018 Owen Hopkins 0

The Bauhaus, the most influential art and design school in history, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. This overview by Owen Hopkins kicks off our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school’s key figures and projects. There are moments in history when a confluence of ideas, people, and broader cultural and technological forces creates a spark. Sometimes the spark

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Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Sou Fujimoto donate works to auction for disaster-relief charity Home for All

October 31, 2018 Augusta Pownall 0

Leading Japanese architects have offered up drawings, models and other original works to raise funds for Home for All, the non-profit organisation set up by Toyo Ito following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Sou Fujimoto, Kazuyo Sejima, Junja Ishigami and Fumihiko Maki are among the architects that have donated items to be auctioned online. The auction site launched on the final

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Phaidon names Spencer Bailey as editor-at-large

October 29, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Spencer Bailey, the former editor of Surface magazine, has been named editor-at-large for Phaidon’s architecture and design publications. The American writer, editor and journalist’s new position was announced on 26 October 2018. Bailey, who helmed Surface for five years, described Phaidon as “one of the last bastions of quality in print media”. “Now more than

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Office of 21st century is “wherever people happen to be” says Vitra

October 24, 2018 Dezeen staff 0

Dezeen promotion: designers Barber and Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic and Sevil Peach explore what the office of today looks like in an exhibition for furniture brand Vitra. WORK, which is on show at the Orgatec office furniture fair in Cologne, features three fictional offices that showcase the diversity of today’s workplaces. They include a co-working space

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Dezeen joins Assembly 2018 architecture and design forum in Beijing

October 24, 2018 Dezeen staff 0

Dezeen is co-hosting a programme of talks and panel discussions exploring China’s burgeoning architecture and design scene in Beijing from 25 to 27 October. Read on for more details and to register to attend. Dezeen director Ben Hobson will present the story of Dezeen at the Assembly 2018 event on 26 October, before hosting a

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