God, a solid century really does fly by sometimes, doesn’t it? A solid hundred years have passed since Walter Gropius birthed a movement which has had a profound impact on visual culture and communications ever since.
But you know that. You know that because you’re as embedded in the creative industries as we are. You know that because, just like us, your coffee table is currently groaning under the sheer heft of all those glossy new Bauhaus books you bought with the Waterstones vouchers you got for Christmas. And you, hopefully at least, know that because you’ve read our fantastic, Sascha Lobe-featuring feature all about the Bauhaus and its legacy.
If, after all that, you still haven’t got your fill, fear not. The Conran Shop has teamed up with Sascha for a Bauhaus-inspired London Craft Week series of screenprinting sessions assisted by silkscreen and digital print specialists Make-Ready.
The Make-Ready lads will be combining “30 Bauhaus glyphs with five iconic furniture pieces by Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier,” in order to generate what The Conran Shop describes as “300 unique varied-edition designs,” all created live in store, and all available for purchase for that Bauhaus-mad mate we’ve probably all got.
No mere act of high-end bandwagon jumping, the centennial celebration reflects Sir Terrence Conran’s passion for everything that Walter, Anni and the rest got up to. “The movement’s ‘design for all’ ethos has steered the shop since its doors first opened,” says a representative for the store.
London Craft Week takes place in May. Sascha will be making an appearance at the Conran Shop on 9 May, where he’ll be talking about his career to date.