Bring some Bauhaus brilliance to your walls with these beautifully graphic murals.
2019 marks the centenary of the Bauhaus art school. Established in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, by Walter Gropius, and with an illustrious cast of revered designers and artists that includes Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, there’s a good reason to mark the occasion. To celebrate this significant date, Murals Wallpaper has designed a new collection that references classic Bauhaus shapes and colours, scaled up as murals in a modern interpretation of the movement.
These statement surface designs feature flat concrete textures inspired by Bauhaus architecture, and transform Bauhaus’ iconic primary colour palette into tones that suit current decorating trends. Think dusky pink, burnt orange, pale blue, navy and gold.
The overlaying of colours and shapes that make up the murals are inspired by the colour theory work of Bauhaus’ Josef Albers and by László Moholy-Nagy, a professor at the art school who explored perspective in his paintings.
Featuring layered architectural shapes and shifting directions, the murals use minimal lines to present a contrast of sharp angles and soft, curved shapes. The simplicity of the geometric forms and colours come together to make a bold impact.
The designs capture the dynamic, asymmetric forms of original Bauhaus exhibition posters, on a huge scale.
From dedicated design enthusiasts to those who unknowingly experience the great influence of Bauhaus in everyday designs, everyone can celebrate Bauhaus in a big way at home with these six murals: Neues Sehen (new vision), Perspektive (perspective), Kreis (circle), Bilden (form), Dreieck (triangle) and Dessau (German city that was home to one of the three Bauhaus schools).
The vision of Bauhaus paved the way for graphic design and the modern age. 100 years on, its incredible influence can be seen everywhere and continues to be explored in interior design.
The murals are made to measure, so each design can be scaled to fit your walls according to the size, and they’re printed on FSC paper with water-based inks, so they’re eco, too.
From £36sq m, from Murals Wallpaper