The Bauhaus principle is based on the fact that art should cater to the needs of the society and artistic pursuit and craftsmanship should go hand-in-hand. The promoters of this new genre believe that in all fields of the modern industrial world such as architecture, painting, commercial as well as industrial designing and typography etc the modern art should respond to the scientific world without compromising its aesthetic standards. When the society underwent a radical change as a consequence of First World War, the Bauhaus introduced their social ideology which was in tune with the commercial requirement of the society and was based on a more practical approach. This could give a fillip to the technological advancement. According to them, economy of time, money, space and resources must be the basic principle of modern industry. In the industrial world, they wanted man, nature and machines to co-exist and function united. Bauhaus furniture is the outcome of this principle. They wanted to create houses and household equipments that are beautiful, less expensive, durable, light and hygienic.
The new concept paved the way for the evolution of modern furniture. Materials such as steel and leather found wide application in the manufacture of furniture. The new style and design of furniture made them elegant as well as functional. The compact and slim designs, readily available materials etc enabled mass production of furniture. Bauhaus furniture of stunning designs can be purchased now at quite affordable prices. In fact the earlier promoters of the new type of light weight, compact steel furniture are the pioneers of modern furniture. They initiated the shift from traditional furniture to contemporary furniture. The designs and manufacturing methods which were introduced by them are still followed by the makers of classic furniture. Today’s furniture designers took the inspiration from those designers of the mid-century and brought about further innovations in the furniture industry.
The latest types of classic furniture are made of new technology and new materials like fiber glass. The latest contemporary furniture from Italy is made of highly elegant designs and the design revolution was inspired by the iconic designers of the mid-century such as Mies van der Rohe, Norman Cherner, Harry Bertoia and others. The latest Italian furniture is a product of the mid-century designs as well as the latest classic designs. The revolution initiated by the artists of the mid-century had influenced the art of furniture making all over the world and furniture designers of modern age are actively involved in innovations and development of new technology.