img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Light bulb moment

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

With 2019 being the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, you’d be forgiven for wanting to cash in on the legacy of some of the greatest designers of the modern age. Because, unless you’re a National Socialist, what’s not to like about the influential design school that was headed by Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Mies van der Rohe until the Nazis forced its closure in 1933? Luxury lighting manufacturer Bert Frank has been inspired by the masters with its Bauhaus range – like the Stasis Wall Lamp (pictured) that, ahem, shines a light on the ‘clean geometric forms, bold shapes and functionality’ that have helped ensure the school’s reputation lives on to this day. 

Latest

Alan Jones is finding Council meetings intense and exciting, tackling real issues, as a renewed sense of urgency takes hold

RIBA Council on enacting ideas from The Way Ahead

Sign up for all 10 Core webinars or choose on an individual basis. All will be presented across February and March 2021

Sign up for single or all 10 webinars in February and March 2021

Housing and hospitality take Covid’s greatest hits, while surging home improvement caught suppliers by surprise. But the Brexit exodus and lockdown have cut consumers, which construction depends on

Lockdown deals uneven blows on construction

Denizen Works’ MacEwen shortlisted Genesis floating chapel is a bold reimagining of how the church works in the community

‘Clever reimagining of how the church works in the community’

MacEwen-shortlisted pavilion at St John’s School is an expression of different people’s expertise, says Clementine Blakemore Architects of her first project

Energy and entrepreneurialism deliver the goods