BAUHAUS REVISITED 2014/15
95 years after Walter Gropius started the Bauhaus movement, it remains an important influence in much of design as we know today.
Walter Gropius yearned to see art, craft and technology as one. It led to the Bauhaus movement, an influence that today’s design, architecture and modern life owe much to. The movement opened our eyes to new ways of seeing with unprecedented courage and vision. Bauhaus demands creative courage and a youthful sense of adventure. It challenges us to see things in fresh, surprising ways. The results are at times unusual, even radical but always progressive.
Gropius defined an “artist” as “an exalted craftsmen”, a visionary who is able to marry form with function and caress art into architecture. Of course, only the tools at his disposal bind the imagination of a craftsman. Today, architects and interior designers are blessed with new materials, 3-D printers, building software and endless forms of groundbreaking technology.
We asked ourselves how some of the Bauhaus classics might have turned out if these great masters were given access to 3-D software and the dizzying array of surface laminates to work with? What would Marcel Brueur have done with a 3-D printer? Would Mies van der Rohe have designed the Barcelona Pavilion any differently had he used a building simulator? Would Paul Klee have enjoyed painting as much on an ipad?
The rules have changed, but the purpose of craftsmen stays the same—people have an emotional need for harmonious space, melodious sounds and room to live, love, work and play. Here at Admira, we aim to provide you the tools to experiment, to excite and to weave tone and character into your open canvases. In the spirit of Bauhaus… we hope you’ll find in our range of laminates the perfect palette to paint not just a room or a space, but a bold way of life.