Colé logo is inspired by references to the Bauhaus and its primary colors.

Secreto coffee table, from our first collection, represented the seal of our logo with same Bauhaus references of pure form according to the use.

The Bauhaus school of art and architecture in early 20th century Germany was the birthplace of a revolution in modern design. Founder Walter Gropius’ form-follows-function philosophy transformed advertising, typography, architecture, people’s living spaces, and the public’s aesthetic expectations in fundamental ways.

The Bauhaus mission: “ toprovide affordable, artistic, utilitarian design for every class of person” was a smashing success. Today, their crisp, geometric style is reflected in successful design everywhere: from billboards to infographics. And it still serves its original purpose: to honor functionality with beauty, to please the eye and capture the mind.

The Bauhaus is Everywhere and art is a continuum of great ideas. Many of the best ones have been done before, but one can always frame those ideas in new ways.

Artist Sonia Delaunay pre dated some of the concerns of the Bauhaus in the attempt to merge art and everyday life.

Like many creative women of her generation, Sonia Delaunay embraced Modernism as a means of escaping the frills and flounces of a woman’s traditional place. Its many and multiplying strains represented the beginning of the new, the free, the uncharted.

Sonia found ways to soothe her creative yearning. She began with a patchwork quilt for her son’s crib and its interlocking swatches of coloured fabric ignited something in her mind. “It seemed to evoke Cubist conceptions,” she said, and soon began to apply the same process to other objects, concluding: “For me, there was no gap between my painting and what is called my ‘decorative’ work.

Entranced by the innumerable possibilities of colour, she once described it as “the skin of the world”. Alongside Robert, her husband and artist, she created the concept of “simultanéisme”, simultaneity, where contrasting colours alongside each other create rhythm and movement. They would later patent the word.

When the Delaunays went out dancing at the Bal Bullier, they wore her fantastical creations. She, her “robe simultanée”, a loose-fitting dress in pink, red, blue and orange.

He, a red coat with a blue collar over a green jacket and pale-blue waistcoat and black-and-yellow shoes. Quite literally, their theory of “simultané” in motion.

In the choice of colors for the tops of Secreto coffee tables we have been inspired by famous perfumes’ labels of the 20’s and 30’s, when having a perfume was important and each bottle was a tribute to decorative art. Every piece of design Colé has references to art, music and literature.