Literally translated to “construction house” Bauhaus was the architecture and arts school that Walter Gropius founded in Germany in 1919. Emphasising function over form, Bauhaus promoted the application of science and technology to architecture, design and the arts.
In the 20th century the avant-garde art shaped modern art. While paintings were predominantly influenced by surrealism and abstract expressionism, the Bauhaus movement incorporated a wide spectrum of disciplines, appliances and materials.
By the 1920s and 1930s, Bauhaus was the predominant experimental influence on European architecture, interiors, paintings and graphics.
The Nazi era and the consequences of the Second World War brought an abrupt interruption to the Bauhaus school —but not to its ideas. In fact, throughout Germany, Europe and in the whole world, the Bauhaus principles continued through the 20th century and continue also today to inspire artists, architects, designers and philosophers.
One of the ideas brought up by the Bauhaus movement — perhaps its most revolutionary — was the intelligent use of resources.
While stating that an object’s design should be dominated by its function, bringing back aesthetics right to the center of functionality, it indirectly tells us that unnecessary elements are redundant and a waste of resources. That is exactly what- in my opinion- makes that very basic idea of Bauhaus very relevant to be understood, studied and applied in the 21st century.
The needs and tastes of the users as well as the technologies applied may have changed through the last century but the smart use of resources is a principle at the very center of any solution to the pressing problems of the humanity, today more than ever.
The Bauhaus principle and the aesthetics that result from its application have fascinated me since I was a child. That is why I decided to make that passion my way of living and it is the reason for developing the brand Diego Pereira.