Bauhaus principles that are still used in today’s contemporary and functional designs
Form follows function. According to this idea, simple but elegant geometric shapes were designed based on the intended function or purpose of a building or an object.
True materials. Materials should reflect the true nature of objects and buildings. Bauhaus architects didn’t hide even brutal and rough materials.
Minimalism. Bauhaus artists favoured linear and geometrical forms, avoiding floral or curvilinear shapes. Emphasis on technology. Bauhaus workshops were used for developing prototypes of products for mass production. The artists embraced the new possibilities of modern technologies.
Simplicity and Effectiveness. There is no need for additional ornamenting and making things more and more ‘beautiful’. They are fine just as they are.
Constant development. Bauhaus is all about new techniques, new materials, new ways of construction, new attitude – all the time.