The Bauhaus, the reign of minimalism

Le Bauhaus, le règne du minimalisme

I always wanted Mayrena to reflect my inspirations and my passion for design. In order to create a very particular universe, I took inspiration from many people, styles and artistic movements. Bauhaus is a style that I particularly appreciate for its minimalism, its geometric shapes and its primary materials. This movement has a strong influence on my creations and I do everything I can to mix art and craftsmanship to obtain a unique design. Today, I share with you this style that fascinates me and inspires me every day!

1. The Weimar School, at the origin of the movement

The Bauhaus has its origins in a school of architecture and applied arts founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany. The school, which bears the name of the movement, was created by the architect, designer and urban planner Walter Gropius. In order to promote rapprochement between arts and crafts, Gropius involved numerous artists within the school, including the painter Lyonel Feininger, and continued to mix different courses and inspirations coming from textiles, wall painting or even theater.

The materials used are those of the industrial revolution such as steel or glass, the angles are rounded and the designs then reveal great simplicity.

2. The Bauhaus internationally

After the elections of 1924 and the arrival of the far right, the Bauhaus school was dissolved.Students and professors will settle in all four corners of the world and as crazy as it may seem,

The Bauhaus does not die.

From Chicago to Tel Aviv, Bauhaus teachers continue to create works of art and build schools and buildings .Beyond a professional path, this style was now part of their personality.

Bauhaus becomes an international style in which the greatest masters and artists in the world appear. The sobriety and functionality of Bauhaus furniture are at the service of man and his well-being.

3. Bauhaus as a style of furniture

All Bauhaus artists and amateur craftsmen seek to create furniture that is at once simple, aesthetic and accessible to all. The two primary characteristics of Bauhaus are minimalism and functionality. All these artists review the materials used and their color palettes to opt for concrete, steel, glass and primary color palettes.

Ludwig van der Rohe coffee table, 1970s

Barcelona armchair Ludwig van der Rohe, 1929

As for their know-how, the furniture prototypes are made from geometric shapes: circle, square or triangle. The lines are clean and sober. One of the key objects of the Bauhaus style is the Wissily chair by Marcel Breuer: refined design, steel tubes, black leather, we find all the elements of the Bauhaus style.

The Wissily chair by Marcel Breuer, 1925

Fabio Lenci table and chair, 1970s

4. An inspiration in jewelry

The Bauhaus was a real source of inspiration for me. After spending two years in Rotterdam as a freelancer in furniture design studios, I learned to discover this style and took great inspiration from it to create this first Reversible collection.
Thus, the jewelry transcribes this wired, minimalist side as well as the purity of the lines and curves of this movement.

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