Monthly Archives: March 2012

  • Bauhaus

    If Modernism was a movement, Bauhaus was one of several directions it took. Whereas Modernism, the late 19th century inspiration of Gaudi, Dali and many others, welcomed the wildest interpretations, Bauhaus, created in the early 20th century by Gropius, Wagenfeld, Mies van der Rohe and others, had the discipline and elegance of mathematics. Both have endured in the finest traditions of art and architecture.

    For example, the Barcelona chair (right) by Ludwig Mies van de Rohe has the harmonies of graceful curves and has become the icon of Bauhaus. However, furniture was only part of Bauhaus expression; there were developments in architecture, interior design, art, graphic design and typography. The typeface above is "Bauhaus" and is a modern adaptation of the 1930s original.

    At Fulham Brass we have over 7,000 items of which a full range of the Bauhaus door furniture are a part (see a typical Gropius lever handle). There are a few designs on which the metal parts are either Polished or Satin Nickel and can be enhanced by adding Ebony or Rosewood grips

    Bauhaus designs have made a resurgence in the past 2 years and these ranges of door furniture a being chosen to give distinctive style to beautiful homes.

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