Bauhaus design was revolutionary for its day. It turned the way the world looked at design completely on its head. Bauhaus sought to combine the fine arts with crafts by closing the schism between art and industry. Before this school of design and design philosophy came into being, things we term “fine arts”—such as design and architecture—were routinely held in higher regard than craftsmanship. Craftsmanship includes disciplines like painting or woodworking.
As a result, a broad variety of visual arts came under the Bauhaus design banner and were merged with workmanship to create a utopian design philosophy based on celebrating the aesthetic with the practical.
Today, almost 100 years after its inception, Bauhaus still remains a highly influential force in design and beyond. It epitomizes the tenets of German design to the entire world and demonstrates what’s possible when designers combine minimalism and mass production.
Its legacy is seen in everything from glorious typefaces and web designs to buildings and essential design principles.
Design Trend: The Bauhaus Design Movement [The Creative Market]