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The Centenary of the Bauhaus movement Anthea Streeter Wednesday 18 September 2019

Where did mixer taps and fitted kitchens come from? Angle-poise lamms and strip lighting? The answer is the German Bauhaus. It had a short life - 1919 to 1933 - and in its day was bitterly attacked. Nevertheless it has had a profound effect on modern buildings, their architecture and their interiors ever since. this talk celebrates the achievements and the influences of the Bauhaus in the centenary of its birth.