Murals Wallpaper Celebrates The Bauhaus Centenary
Established in 1919 by Walter Gropius at Weimer in Germany, Bauhaus was a revolutionary school of art. Whilst it was only in operation for 14 years before being shut down by the National Socialist Party, as part of the Nazi regime - it is widely considered the most influential art and design school in history.
The school birthed a generation of acclaimed alumni across a range of disciplines, including typographer Herbert Bayer, textile artist Anni Albers and sculptor Marianne Brandt while Utility favourite, architect Mies van der Rohe, actually taught at the school. The popular Mid-Century Modern design style is also heavily inspired by the Bauhaus movement and our most recent contributor to the Utility Follows series, Nicola Capper referenced Bauhaus as having "had the biggest impact" on her passion for design.
2019 marks the centenary of the Bauhaus art school, established in 1919 and to celebrate, Liverpool locals Murals Wallpaper have designed a signature new collection that references classic Bauhaus shapes and colours, scaled up as murals in a modern interpretation of the movement.
Check out the collection below.
These statement surface designs by MuralsWallpaper incorporate flat concrete textures inspired by Bauhaus architecture, and transform Bauhaus' iconic primary colour palette to tones that make them more accessible and ideal for modern home decoration.
The overlaying of colours and shapes that make up the murals are inspired by the colour theory work of Bauhaus' Josef Albers and by László Moholy-Nagy, a professor at the art school who explored perspective in his paintings.
Featuring layered architectural shapes and shifting directions, the murals use minimal lines to present a contrast of sharp angles and soft, curved shapes. The simplicity of the geometric forms and colours come together to make a bold impact.
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Photography Credit:Murals Wallpaper