Preserving the soul of Bauhaus design
CNN: A Great Big Story | released at Aug 2nd 2018
Only a few companies in the world faithfully replicate original Bauhaus pieces—the design school whose birth heralded the era of modern furniture. One such factory is Tecta, a family business proudly run by Axel Bruchhäuser and his nephew, Christian Drescher. Located in a tiny town in Lauenförde, Germany, Tecta produces the most Bauhaus pieces of any manufacturer today. Settle into a sleekly minimalist seat and meet the family preserving the soul of Bauhaus.
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bauhausWORLD 2/3: The Effect
DW Documentary | released at January 20th 2019
The Effect takes viewers on a journey from Dessau to New York, Älmhult in Sweden and Ulm in Germany to examine the influence that Bauhaus still exerts on art, design and architecture around the globe. Nowadays the name of Bauhaus has been transformed into a brand. Is it to blame for the modern world’s obsession with design?
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arte | released at January 17th 2019
Acclaimed choreographer Richard Siegal and cult band Einstürzende Neubauten make the bauhaus dream of “total theatre” a reality in this anniversary year. Fusing body and space together, they deploy virtual reality to transplant Walter Gropius’s and Oskar Schlemmer’s experiments in stagecraft into the digital age.