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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus with Polish illustrators

02.05.2019 Puro News

The Bauhaus centenary is a one-of-a-kind occasion we couldn’t possibly left unnoticed! To celebrate the special jubilee, LABEL Magazine invited the best Polish illustrators and graphic designers to interpret the famous style. The result has been the creation of a unique exhibition consisting of 20 distinctive, limited edition designs soon to be displayed in PURO Hotels.

This year, we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school established in 1919 in Weimar by Walter Gropius. The concepts developed by Gropius and his collaborators such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Hannes Meyer, Paul Klee, and László Moholy-Nagy have had an enormous impact on modern architecture, art, and design. This is why LABEL Magazine decided to celebrate the centenary by inviting the best Polish illustrators and graphic designers to draw on the legacy of the school that existed for only 14 years, yet still succeeded in educating numerous remarkable architects, designers, and artists.



Taking inspiration from the styles and concepts developed by the Bauhaus, invited artists created extraordinary designs reflective of twenty distinctive temperaments, styles, and takes on the ideas of the influential school, including the crucial notion of individualism it was based on. Designs include a poster with Walter Gropius by Andrzej Pągowski that appeared on the cover of LABEL #35 as well as works by such prominent figures as Ola Niepsuj, Paweł Jońca, and Dawid Ryski. Each poster presents a different perspective on the rich past (and present) of the Bauhaus. Together, they create an outstanding collection commemorating the influence of the Bauhaus on our thinking about design and architecture. 

The collection premieres on May 18 in the newly-opened PURO Łódź as part of Lodz Design Festival! In the upcoming months, the collection will be displayed in PURO Hotels across the country, giving visitors a chance to take a look at all the designs as well as delve deeper into the history of the Bauhaus. The May premiere will be followed by a screening of “Ghost of the Bauhaus”, a documentary directed by Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch (2018).

We’re also letting you know that part of the proceeds from the poster sale will go to Stowarzyszenie Masław whose Tu było, tu stało initiative works to protect modernist architecture and legacy as well as improve the state and quality of urban spaces. POSTERS are available here.

Official opening of the exhibition: May 18, 2019 (Saturday), 8 p.m., PURO Hotel Łódź, ul. Ogrodowa 16, 91-065 Łódź (lobby and Spirit Bar on the 5th floor)

Documentary screening: May 25, 2019 (Saturday), 3 p.m., Cinema Paradiso in PURO Łódź (1st floor)
Length: 95 minutes.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Upcoming exhibitions in PURO Hotels:
Warsaw 14-30 June 2019
Gdańsk 10-21 July 2019
Wrocław 5-19 August 2019
Poznań 27 September - 11 October
Kraków 11-27 October 2019

Organizer: LABEL Magazine
Suporting: Tu było, tu stało
Patrons: Canon, BMW
Partners: PURO Hotels, Lodz Design Festival

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