The Bauhaus was a German art school founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. Bauhaus theory sought to reunite fine art with functional design to create objects both useful and beautiful. Students were trained across disciplines like cabinetmaking, weaving and painting under the philosophy of ‘Art into Industry’. This innovative approach soon became one of the most influential currents across modern design, art and architecture. Teachers at the Bauhaus included Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, among others. This year, galleries and museums across the world are celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus in 2019.