The First World War breaks out in August
The De Stijl art movement is founded. It was a big influence on the early Bauhaus.
Armistice is agreed ending the First World War
The Treaty of Versailles imposes punitive peace terms on Germany. Walter Gropius founds the Bauhaus movement in Weimar, Germany.
Bauhaus stages its first major exhibition: ‘Art and Technology: A New Unity’. This slogan was coined as a guiding principle.
Conservative parties in Weimar call for funding to Bauhaus to be cut and for the school to be shut down. Wilhelm Wagenfeld designs the WG24 lamp.