The movement, not the band.

This is one of my favorite styles in the world of design and one of my favorite stories, even though the ending is rather sad. The Bauhaus was an arts and craft school founded in Germany in between the wars. What started in 1919 was a movement, philosophy and a school dedicated to unifying art and design. The main emphasis was placed on designing buildings, furniture, textiles and other items with a high level of functionality versus frivolous ornamentation. Sound familiar?