Xavier Esclusa Trias, a graphic designer who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain, designed a series of posters to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school. In each poster the designer used graphic elements representative of the Bauhaus. For example, basic colors and shapes, as well as the silhouette of a chair that is so popular that you can find it in offices and homes in all countries.
In Germany and all over the world, the Bauhaus foundation is celebrated. It was Walter Gropius in 1919 when he opened the Statliche Bauhaus or “House of State Construction”. It was a school where architecture, design, crafts and art were taught.
In 1933, the school had to close its doors due to the arrival of the Nazis. The teachers and students went into exile in different countries of the world, taking with them all the knowledge they learned in the school. That is why all over the world there is influence of the Bauhaus. Either in architecture or as shown on one of the posters, in furniture.
Posters to celebrate 100 years of the Bauhaus school
One of the principles of Bauhaus was to make good design accessible to everyone. Anyone regardless of their economic position. It could be made from furniture, lamps, buy a house or apartment influenced by the Bauhaus school.
Not many weeks ago I published an article in which I recommended three very interesting documentaries, in which the whole history of the Bauhaus is spoken of. The documentaries were produced by the international German Broadcasting Service DW – Deutsche Welle.
One of the documentaries talks about how Bauhaus came to Mexico. One of the directors lived in Mexico for many years. Today Bauhaus can be found in shops like IKEA. A shop where you can find furniture with a good design, which are also functional at a very good price. IKEA made the ideals of the Bauhaus its own.
Nowhere did I find a shop where you can buy one of the 5 posters designed by Xavier Esclusa Trias. I imagine he did the posters as a personal project to celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus.