Celebrating Bauhaus at 100

Here at designist we love a bit of ‘ort’, and with the 100-year anniversary of Bauhaus at the National Gallery of Ireland we couldn’t resist having a gander. They have borrowed four portfolios of prints from the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, and the exhibition includes work from all the biggies - Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee and Natalia Goncharova - to name just a few. You should pop over if you have a spare afternoon.

For those who recognise the name but can’t quite place it - Bauhaus was a radical school of fine art and design, founded in Weimar, Germany in 1919. Recognisable by its distinctive use of shape, colour and form, Bauhaus has left an enduring mark on modern and contemporary art, design and architecture. Commemorating this 100-year anniversary, the good fellas at Leuchtturm1917 have launched a Bauhaus-inspired collection of journals which we here are all a lil’ bit in love with.


We have three colours: yellow with black dots and edges; blue with red dots and edges, and red with blue dots and edges. As an extra touch, the front cover of each is embossed with “Everything starts from a dot”, quoting Wassily Kandinksy. A dot is the beginning of a mark, a line, a word or a sketch, so whether you're a writer, artist or architect, these luxurious notebooks should inspire you to get scribbling. They also come with matching pen loops and pencils, if you are looking for a matching set.


For those of you looking to bring a bit of Bauhaus style into your little ones’ lives, how about these Biobu dinner sets by Ekobo? These bold blue, red and yellow sets are guaranteed to bring a splash of colour to the kitchen, and as they are made from bamboo, they are plastic free, sustainable and dishwasher safe.

 


And if all this creative design has gotten you feeling inventive, we have a number of kids DIY kits in stock. Why not paint a Bauhaus-inspired elephant or truck with these gorgeous cardboard kits from Bibabox? These are made from 100% compostable materials grown and manufactured in Germany, so they are great for little ones and for the planet.

 

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