Altro and the Bauhaus: 100 years of shared history and future

“The mind is like an umbrella – it functions best when open.”

- Walter Gropius

Altro and Bauhaus both came to be in 1919. While the Bauhaus was only operational for 14 years, its influence over design, even 100 years later, is all around us. Today we retain the belief set out by the Bauhaus, and adopted by designers worldwide; that there is no distinction between ‘form and function’. It means we have a responsibility to engineer our products to meet real-world needs and ensure our products meet requirements for style, as well as substance.