100 Years of Bauhaus: home decor ideas

In 1919 an art school was formed in Germany: this school would have a profound influence on art and interior design in the following century. That school was called Bauhaus (name derived from the union of German words Bau construction and Haus home).

Bauhaus was a school of crafts, design, art and architecture born from the union of the School of Fine Arts with the School of Arts and crafts by the architect Walter Gropius in Weimar (Germany) and officially known as the Staatliches Bauhaus. For the first time, industrial and graphic design were considered real professions with normative and academic bases. One of the principles established since its foundation was “the form follows the function”, whereby in architecture the different spaces begin to be designed with geometric shapes according to the function for which they were conceived.

Inspired by the movement of modernism, the distinctive appearance of Bauhaus consisted of circular shapes, angular frames and abstract blocks of primary colours. This style has continued to be popular over the years, and today more than ever witnessed a revival precisely thanks to the hundredth anniversary of Bauhaus, which the world of interior design will celebrate throughout 2019.

Ideas for home decor: our selection inspired by Bauhaus

All furniture and items of our selection will help you celebrate the 100 years anniversary of this really important movement, making your home elegant and sophisticated at the same time.

A cradle ready to welcome modern children! €1845 on Einrichten-design.de


With a daring graphic design, a hand-made rug: from Covet House.

Covet House

Niels Hvarse designed the Skagerak series, inspired by the Bauhaus movement and their use of metallic tubes. The design draws strength from the way the pieces are assembled and creates a beautiful and versatile furniture that can be used in many areas of the house. £639 by Cloudberry Living

Cloudberry Living

If you want to add a small Bauhaus detail to your furniture, a very cute idea are the hexagonal shaped drawer knobs, with a good minimalist look. Suitable for cabinets, cupboards or drawers, they are the functional handle that every interior lover needs. Available in three finishes; Silver, brass and bronze, cost £13.99 from Dowsing and Reynolds.

Dowsing and Reynolds

Custhom’s “Bauhaus” chest of drawers is in white, blue and wood at Farrow & Ball.

Farrow & Ball

Designed in 1975, the Homage to Mondrian Cabinets is inspired by the graphic masterpieces of Piet Mondrian, brought back to life for the XXI century audience by Italian producer Cappellini. Widely regarded as the founder of the De Stijl movement, Mondrian is noted for its use of primary lines and colours. You find it at Chaplins Furniture.

Chaplins Furniture

If you are looking for a modern table lamp, the metal desk lamp Rae in gold is the right one for you, perfect for the office as well as for the living room. With its rounded shape, Art Deco style, and subtle and refined base, this lamp proves that less is more is the way to go when creating a home in contemporary style. It costs £39 at Cult Furniture.

Cult Furniture

Incredibly elegant, delightfully decorative, the Curvarella turmeric color velvet armchair is a glamorous office chair. The gold-coloured steel legs give an airy feel despite the large size of this chair. It costs £708 at Audenza.


Another chair: Bailey, covered in mustard fabric, with contemporary design, which will look really chic placed next to a floor lamp and gilded metal table. It costs £229 at Cult Furniture.

Cult Furniture

A unique and distinctive tubular armchair with laser-cut hexagonal details and inspired by the American furnishings of the ’50s. £349.99 at MY Furniture.

MY Furniture

Designed in 2018 for the innovative Italian manufacturer of e-GGs miniforms furniture and created to last, the Mula dining chair has a comfortable padded seat and a curved backrest with smooth ash-wood legs. It costs £630 at Go Modern Furniture.

Go Modern Furniture

The 3-table set is simply perfect for a modern contemporary style. The silver aluminium tops offer an incredibly robust and perfect surface to combine and add a classic twist to any décor. They cost £151.95 at Melody Maison.

Melody Maison

Gold is the perfect shade to bring opulence and warmth to any interior. The Empire Side Table adds a classic but modern charm to any space. You can find it at Luxxu Home.

Luxxu Home

Make time elegant with a contemporary wall clock in birch wood with blue and yellow colors. It costs £50 at Cult Furniture.

Cult Furniture

Beautiful modern console. €1999 atEinrichten-design.de


Easy version of the More system, More Light keeps the same green soul to become even simpler. Easier to assemble and disassemble, it is ideal to satisfy the most varied daily needs, thanks to the flexibility of its quadrangular modules and to the system of joints. In fact, it is possible to assemble libraries of different sizes and depths, shelving, partition walls, displays, hanging containers, but also seats or tables.
Its personality is further enriched by an even more customizable garment thanks to the wide range of finishes, colours, textures and graphic motifs available. More Light is designed to interpret in a dynamic way not only the domestic environments but also the working and social spaces like offices, public places, showroom and hotels or to set up shops and showcases. Info at Lessmore.it


A small table that, stylizing with iron the silhouette of a little man, places it in the center of attention. Its metallic but delicate arms can contain your books, your magazines, while the garment leans out offering as support. Mister T wears many colors to bring joy to the spaces in which you live. €268.9 by Caoscreo


Drummond is a wall-mounted mirror with a modern and refined design, suitable for any type of furnishing, characterised by a wooden structure with a brushed oak finish and frame with smoked mirror inserts flush with wire. By VG New Trend

VG New Trend

Linear Design for the 4-cup moka with ergonomic grip and silicone gasket for longer life. By Viceversa €42

Vice versa

From the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2018, Emperor’s Clothes Rack: hangers, coat hanger, chest of drawers in blue wood designed by Lea Chen for VG New Trend. It can be used to hang coats and other garments at the end of a busy day or to exhibit a collection of ties and belts. The two suspension rods are in polished gold 24k finish of different heights and offer ample space also for the hanger hooks, while the lower drawers are used for storing linen or accessories.

VG New Trend

Kaar is a contemporary version of the classical Étagère. It is a combination of curved MDF modules, finished with a scratch-resistant embossed varnish. They are assembled together with staggered rotating joints, allowing an aesthetic flexibility. €2070 by Sphaus


LITE is a low table, also outdoor, in 6mm thick aluminum sheet, laser-cut and hand-molded. It is available in two finishes: a polished polishing machine with automotive hand and an opaque scratch-proof coating. €3130 by Sphaus


The cubes are very resistant because they are built with ancient methods of interlocking, acquired in thirty-eight years of experience in woodworking. Handmade, one by one, they are manufactured by skilled hands that, with the right sensibility, accurately fix the different wooden elements to create a light and durable object. By Plinio Il Giovane.

Plinio Il Giovane

James, the Servomuto, was born from the union of two distinct objects that merge into each other give rise to a new and singular complement to the sleeping area or the locker room. It consists of a bench or a wooden stool, on which is grafted a coat composed of three metallic elements painted in the colour range of Officinanove: two of these are used as a garment rack, while the third constitutes a floor for objects. Price €290


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