From Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona daybeds to Marcel Bruer’s Wassilly chairs, Bauhaus design encapsulates some of the world’s most simplistic yet captivating designs. A German design movement founded in 1919, Bauhaus is considered the precursor to modernism (i.e. everyone’s favorite Eames chairs). Like the Arts and Crafts movement before it, Bauhaus furniture was designed to merge manufacturing with craft. True story: Marcel Bruer first designed the Wassily chairs with his deconstructed bicycle parts! Sort through Bauhaus chairs, Bauhaus sofas, and Bauhaus art and you’ll see reduced forms and industrial touches reign supreme.