In the midst of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, a design school named Bauhaus was founded in Germany. The school aimed to be a place for artists to create art that was as beautiful as well as it was practical. One particularly successful student there, named Marcel Breuer, became famous for developing minimalist products. Furniture, at that time was big and stuffed. Breur made his from all of wood and steel. This made it easier to clean and less likely to spread disease.