Art, design and architecture of the Bauhaus period excite to this day – even in distant Tel Aviv
Bauhaus: a concept that set a precedent – both in Germany and across the globe. Functional design and modern construction shaped an era; this dream of a synthesis of all art forms and crafts, architecture and design, dance and theatre provides inspiration to this very day – for our cultural output and for our living environments. The Bauhaus School was a lively school of thought and a testing ground for liberal and applied arts, design, architecture and education. Even though the Bauhaus School only existed for 14 years, it is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its establishment this year. Initially it was set up as the “Staatliches Bauhaus” (State Bauhaus School) in Weimar, than as the “Hochschule für Gestaltung” (University of Design) in Dessau and finally as a private educational institution in Berlin. Its ideas have had an impact that has reached far beyond the school, its sites and its time.