HEWI’s styling is based on the traditional Bauhaus design maxims.
Contemporary and timeless design, a style that is reduced to the essential and deliberate use of colour closely link System 111 to the Bauhaus.
Bauhaus style was Avantgarde in its day. The Bauhaus myth stands for vision and free-thinking.
The 'Art and technology - a new unity' principle summarises the Bauhaus philosophy. It therefore triggered a paradigm shift in the design process. Well designed everyday products that can be produced industrially took over from unique artistic works. This reduces architecture and product design to the shape and utilisation without any art-theory ado. Initially influenced by expressionism and the De Stijl movement, Bauhaus designers and architects were searching for new techniques and forms. Creating products from the material, challenging established assumptions, embracing new production methods and materials not only describe the Bauhaus philosophy but also that of HEWI. In 1969 Rudolf Wilke developed the System 111. Brilliant colours, high-gloss surfaces and patented hardware and an unbeatably durable quality have made System 111 a design icon.