Bauhaus, Dessau

Remember that chair with its stainless steel frame and leather seat you saw at IKEA recently? It looks so contemporary, yet its design is almost 100 years old and goes back to the Bauhaus school of architecture and design.

Founded in Weimar, the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925, where Gropius designed and built the iconic Bauhaus school building. The straight lines and the wide glass facades have become staple elements of architecture around the globe, but even today one can still sense what kind of “shock” these buildings might have caused in 1925.

Here’s our group at the beginning of the tour through the Bauhaus (and if you’re wondering about the scarfs and jackets, it was very cold and windy that day!):

ASC group at Bauhaus
The ASC in Germany 2012 group begins its tour through the Bauhaus compound.

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