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Plastics in the Bauhaus: the earthiness of early polymer composites
Conservators at the Bauhaus Dessau do not only handle steel, glass, or concrete, but also plastics such as Triolin. How far are they willing to let plastics show their age? And what does the centenary imply for future conservation work?
Whether typefaces, furniture, textiles, wallpapers or buildings, the modern culture of everyday life that we take for granted today was forged in Dessau during the 1920s. After the First World War the Bauhauslers sought methods of shaping and designing the new, modern way of living. The Dessau collection is distinctive: its exhibits and objects tell the story of teaching and learning, free design and the development of industrial prototypes, artistic experiment and engagement with the marketplace at the to-date unparalleled school of design.
Opening: Bauhaus Museum Dessau
The opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on 8 September 2019 is one of the highlights of the centenary. For the very first time the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s unique collection will be displayed in a comprehensive way and at the same time the museum will be established as location for contemporary positions that also connects the Bauhaus Buildings.
Glass Skin and Black Box
Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Arnau Sastre, Cecilia Rodriguez and José Zabala are all addenda architects. Together, the five architects are responsible for the building which will provide a new home for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau from 8 September. To begin with, the quintet has formulated ideas for the building’s form and material for you.
The Bauhaus in everyday life and architecture
The Bauhaus Museum now under construction in Dessau and commercial art from Halle – with diverse exhibitions and projects, a state that is central to the Bauhaus Centenary is already getting into gear for the coming year.
Networking at the Bauhaus Dessau
A networking meeting for 100 years of bauhaus was held at the Bauhaus Dessau on 8 November 2017. Invited by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, numerous members of the Bauhaus Association 2019 reported on the status of work on the activities planned for the centenary year.