The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and life partner Lilly Reich as the German National Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. It is an emblematic work of the Modern Architecture Movement, built of glass, steel and different kinds of marble, and has been exhaustively studied and interpreted, as well as having inspired the works of several generations of architects.
The original building only lasted a year in its place. In 1930, following the end of the International Exhibit, the pavilion was entirely removed from its spot by the Palau Sant Jordi. The Staatliches Bauhaus school – where Ludwig Mies van der Rohe studied and developed his design identity -, however, went on to give birth to some of the most important XX Century architects, and would take credit for the construction of emblematic buildings like the FagusFactory, LakeShoreDrive, the BarcelonaPavilion, the Weissenhofsiedlung, the TugendhatHouse, the IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) InstituteofDesign, the FarnsworthHouse, the SeagramBuilding, The Langham, the DominionCenter, the CrownHall, the RiehlHouse, Max-Liebling’sHouse, the NeueNationalgalerie, the Lafayette Park, the White City of Tel-Aviv, the Haus am Horn, and the Staatliches Bauhaus itself.
It wasn’t until 1983 when, after decades of requests for the pavilion to be rebuilt, works to raise it again began in its original 1929 placement. On June 2nd 1986, Barcelona awoke to see the building finished with the exact same materials used for its construction, respecting as much as possible the original outlay thought by Mies van der Rohe. It is still possible today to see the base of one of the structural columns installed in the area back in the Universal Exhibition times.
Important artists related with the Bauhaus School include Heinrich von Eckardt, Peter Behrens, Konrad Wachsmann, Marcel Breuer, Henry van de Velde, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Josef Esters, Lilly Reich, Walter Gropius, Theo Van Doesburg, Bruno Paul, Hannes Meyer, Johannes Itten, Herbert Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, and Paul Klee.
Barcelona-based brand established in 2009 which creates decorative items and toys inspired in art, design, and architecture.
It bases its patterns and themes on XX-century Modern art movements such as Neoplasticism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Pop Art, Bauhaus, and more. It also features artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Tatlin, Mondrian, Vasarely, Roy Lichtenstein, Klutsis, Le Corbusier, Van der Rohe, and more.
This way, Beamalevich offers a selection of unique objects that will make your everyday life richer in creation, inspiration, and personalization.
Behind BeaMalevich is the story of Xavier Vidal, a Barcelonian entrepreneur who, after living nearly ten years between Kiev and Moscow, one day stood in awe before the Kazimir Malevich Black Square that hung in the Tetriakov Gallery. Xavier didn't read that square as a dark hole, but as a threshold to an unknown world. Back in Barcelona, and with the help of local workshops, he worked to bring to life the first product inspired by that encounter: the ARCHITECTON. A successful construction toy inspired in Kazimir Malevich’s modern Suprematist architectural designs, it allows anyone with artistic sensibility to easily become a sculptor.