If design history or design philosophy of the early 20th century aren’t listed in your favourite hobbies, you may not be familiar with the Bauhaus movement. With that being said, you're constantly surrounded by pieces of architecture and design influenced by the movement and philosophy. The Bauhaus, meaning “house of building” in German, was founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, by architect Walter Gropius. The school emerged out of late-19th century desires to reunite the applied arts and manufacturing, and to reform education.
The Bauhaus, which translates to “House of Building,” was founded by Walter Gropius as a school of arts in Weimar, Germany, in 1919. The Bauhaus was a combination of both crafts and arts, and as such its nature and concept was regarded as something completely new back then. Today, the historical Bauhaus is the most influential education establishment in the fields of architecture, art, and design. The Bauhaus existed from 1919 to 1933, and today the world considers it to be the home of the avant-garde of classical modern style in all fields of liberal and applied arts. The impact of Bauhaus still resonates today.
Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus strove to create a visionary and Utopian craft guild that would combine beauty with usefulness through architecture, sculpture, painting, and crafts and engineering. Structures built in the style of Bauhaus featured many aspects that would later come to define modern architecture – frame structures of steel, glass facades, etc. The Bauhaus was a trendsetter in architecture and design for a hundred years.
For us, we've taken the philosophy of the Bauhaus movement and applied it to European fine dining here in Vancouver. It's evident in our space with the large unadorned windows, steel beams, and simplistic leather chairs. It's also showcased in the plating and style of food - both elevated and simplistic, simultaneously refined and unpretentious.