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LEUCHTTURM1917 celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus
The Bauhaus Special Edition
The Bauhaus was the most significant school of art and design in the twentieth century.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its establishment, LEUCHTTURM1917 created a special centenary edition notebook. Clear, reduced forms, functional details and classic colours are key elements of Bauhaus style.
And the design of LEUCHTTURM1917 products has always followed these principles. That’s why, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Bauhaus, we created a series of notebooks, Pen Loops and pencils that are truly evocative of Bauhaus style.
Everything starts from a dot.
The Bauhaus Edition by LEUCHTTURM1917
Wassily Kandinsky – painter, graphic artist, art theorist and Bauhaus director, summed up the Bauhaus philosophy in a nutshell when he said: “Everything starts from a dot.”
Creativity originates in the soul but, if it is to be shared with the world, it has to be transferred out of our heads and through our hands onto a sheet of paper – and it always begins with just a dot. This is the crucial moment when imagination meets paper.
We at LEUCHTTURM1917 decided to celebrate this moment with a special centenary edition. The new series comprises notebooks, Pen Loops and pencils that evoke the revolutionary Bauhaus style in their form, colour and details.
And who knows ... perhaps the next big creative breakthrough will be made using one of these functional designs. After all, “Everything starts from a dot.“
The history of Bauhaus
No other school of art has influenced modern design as much as the Bauhaus. Established in 1919 in Weimar, it revolutionised aesthetic and architectural conceptions.
The Staatliches Bauhaus, now commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was an art school founded by Walter Gropius. It sought to unite art, technology and crafts in a way that was revolutionary for its time. One of its objectives was to find ways in which industrial manufacturing techniques could be used to combine individual artistic vision, modernism and economically competitive construction.
Today, one hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus school of architecture, the prevalence of interesting buildings, décor and furnishings in the Bauhaus style stand testament to the revolutionary ideas of the movement. The guiding principle was to unite architecture, art and technology and this is what makes the Bauhaus style so special, even today. Bauhaus continues to be the most important twentieth-century school of architecture and design, and of fine and applied art, and it influences aspects of our lives right up to the present day.