Bauhaus at the Design Museum Danmark

The amazing Design Museum Danmark celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus with a major exhibition titled Bauhaus #itsalldesign.

Running until December 2019, the exhibition is curated with the Vitra Design Museum and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle).

Bauhaus #itsalldesign reveals the surprising present-day relevance of a legendary cultural institution through archival materials, furniture, architectural mock ups, posters and literature on one of the most pioneering design and art movements.

The exhibition features works and research by the likes of  Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky and many more, juxtaposed with contemporary designers such as Enzo Mari, Lord Norman Foster, Opendesk, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alberto Meda and Jerszy Seymour.

The vast and rich collections of the Archive of Danish design serve design research and design education purposes brilliantly. In addition to sketch materials, the fantastic museum collection’s includes printed graphic design, in particular from Denmark: visual identity, font design, packaging, artist books and book covers.

The two most significant graphic collections in the archive are an extensive collection of Japanese colour woodcuts and Japanese book crafts, along with a new collection of Danish and international record covers. The chair room is absolutely stunning since it showcases the evolution of the Danish chair.

Among the major names represented are: G.F. Hetsch, Johan Rohde and Thorvald Bindesbøll, Knud V. Engelhardt, Poul Henningsen and Marie Gudme Leth, Finn Juhl, Poul Kjærholm and Grete Jalk, Erik Mortensen and Lennart Raaholt, Bernadotte and Bjørn, Jacob Jensen and Jan Trägårdh, Gunnar Biilmann-Petersen, Claus Achton Friis and Johan Adam Linneballe, Karen Bennicke, Ole Jensen and Cecilie Manz.

Images: Copyright Designmuseum Danmark.