Walter Gropius founded the iconic Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar in 1919; an art school that became one of the most influential centres of modernist art of the 20th century. The unique approach Gropius and his contemporaries adopted in relation to the intersection between art, society and technology has maintained a powerful influence on art forms that continued beyond the closure of the school in 1933 through to the present day.

The school is renowned for its incredible faculty of internationally revered artists, architects and designers that it lays claim to; art luminaries such as Wassily Kandinsky, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Josef Albers and Johannes Itten produced some of their finest work there.