Financial Times is the latest publication to celebrate the Bauhaus in honor of its 100th anniversary. In a feature titled Bring the Bauhaus to Your House, editor Roddy Clarke declares the modern values developed at the Bauhaus as influential still today. “Celebrating form and function simultaneously, Bauhaus furniture has a fresh aesthetic at its core,” writes Clarke, “By keeping the outline simple, other elements can be explored: angular lines, geometric shapes and primary colour palettes.”
Clarke highlights designs from the past one hundred years, including the Wassily Chair and the MR Chaise from the Knoll portfolio, that honor the Bauhaus legacy and make a covetable addition to the contemporary interior. Of the pieces closely tied to the institution itself, Clarke featured the MR Chaise for its rational aesthetic illustrative of Mies van der Rohe’s signature style. Clarke also presented the Wassily Chair, known for its revolutionary use of tubular steel, as emblematic of the Bauhaus’ approach to industrial design.