Form Follows Function

Architect Louis Sullivan is the man who coined the term “form over function.”

Architect Louis Sullivan is the man who coined the term “form over function.”

Bauhaus product designers valued function above all, which led to groundbreaking designs.

Bauhaus product designers valued function above all, which led to groundbreaking designs.

Bauhaus Building by Walter Gropius (1925–26)

Bauhaus Building by Walter Gropius (1925–26)

Tubular steel chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer, 1928

Tubular steel chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer, 1928

The table lamp, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1924, is often named the Bauhaus lamp.

The table lamp, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1924, is often named the Bauhaus lamp.