To coincide with 100 years of Bauhaus, the German art style made famous in the early 1900’s, recently relaunched YouTube channel DW Euromaxx have released a new series showcasing some unique, simplistic designs.
The series, hosted by architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, features an easy to follow ‘how to’ guide so even beginners can introduce home-made, fantastic Bauhaus inspired creations into their homes.
In episode one Van Bo creates a simple, but versatile, wooden stool design with just a few pieces of wood, some screws, and whatever shade of paint suits you. He then shows us each step in detail to ensure that viewers can follow along at home. It’s the perfect project for people looking to get into design, with a wide range of uses, from stool, to table, to shelves.
In another episode Van Bo challenges viewers to recreate his minimalistic, yet hugely stylish lamp design. This one is a step up from the stool, and involves some slightly more challenging techniques, such as filling a metal rod with salt so you can bend it without it cracking and some basic wiring. It may seem daunting to those who haven’t tried these techniques before, but the step by step style of the video should ensure that anybody should be able to follow along without any trouble.
The DW Euromaxx YouTube channel also features other How To Bauhaus videos, with more episodes due for release over the coming weeks.
Bauhaus was named after the German design school, founded by an architect in 1919, which focused on creating modern, simplistic designs which have remained popular to this day. The school may have closed in 1933, but DW Euromaxx and Van Bo are ensuring that even people new to design can learn to work in this fantastic, accessible style.
If you find the DIY furniture and want to keep getting inspired then we recommend you check out the DW Euromaxx YouTube channel and why not see if you can recreate some of Van Bo’s created designs for yourself?