The museum showcased objects from the 1920s combined with contemporary furniture inspired by the Bauhaus ideology.
The year of 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus School, which started in Weimar Germany in 1919 and was shut down by the nazi party in 1933. During its short life, Bauhaus created a revolution in architecture and design still valid as inspiration all over the world.
To celebrate the importance of Bauhaus the Museum of Furniture Studies highlights some Bauhaus products from the collection together with examples reflected in Nordic design. Together with Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) the museum organized a Bauhaus evening on the 2nd of May 2019 with talks by former design professor Kerstin Wickman and the design entrepreneur Magnus Englund.
A seminar on Bauhaus
On May 2, 2019, the Museum of Furniture Studies, in collaboration with Svensk Form, organized an evening seminar on the Bauhaus School and its importance for the development of design in the 20th century.
The moderator was Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form, along with Kersti Sandin and Lars Bülow. The Guest speaker Kerstin Wickman spoke about the Bauhaus School and how it was forced to close under the Nazis, but the ideology spread internationally. The guest speaker Magnus Englund discussed the development of Bauhaus in London through Isokon and launched his new book in Sweden.
The seminar guests visited the Bauhaus Dessau workroom through Virtual Reality and debated opportunities for a better balance in the design industry with examples of successful female furniture designers.
Two of the seminar speakers, Swedish design journalists Ingrid Sommar and Susanne Helgeson, have separately highlighted the fact that despite the majority of today´s design students being women.