Designer: Denis Guidone
The Bauhaus movement was inspired by a vision to bring artists and craftsmen together to start a movement in art which would change the future of the world, Walter Gropius opened the doors to Bauhaus. The year was 1919 when Gropius founded Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar. Germany was bankrupt after a devastating World War I and the younger generation was eager to make positive changes. “Architects, painters, sculptors, we must all return to crafts! For there is no such thing as “professional art”. The Bauhaus Black Watch celebrates the 100th anniversary of the movement.
There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman. By the grace of Heaven and in rare moments of inspiration which transcend the will, art may unconsciously blossom from the labour of his hand, but a base in handicrafts is essential to every artist. It is there that the original source of creativity lies.
Let us therefore create a new guild of craftsmen without the class-distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsmen and artists! Let us desire, conceive, and create the new building of the future together. It will combine architecture, sculpture, and painting in a single form, and will one day rise towards the heavens from the hands of a million workers as the crystalline symbol of a new and coming faith.
The Bauhaus Century BLACK Watch combines the craft and artistry of watch building. Denis Guidone’s use of primary Bauhaus colors of red, yellow and blue cubes framed in a traditional round case with a cubed crown for adjusting the time highlight and pay homage to the Bauhaus influences.
The Bauhaus Century BLACK Watch is made of a brushed stainless steel case measuring 40mm in diameter and complemented with a 20mm brown band.
Designer Denis Guidone, studied urban planning and architecture in Milan, Italy and Oporto, Portugal. Fascinated by the passing of time, Guidone carries out this intense didactic work for several universities and design schools, in Italy and abroad. His many awards and honorable mentions include: Ida international design award in Los Angeles, IDOT Best Italian Design Product, and The Bruno Munari international award. In February 2018 Denis Guidone was appointed Ambassador of Italian Design and Culture from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Farnesina and “la Triennale di Milano”.
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