Every once in a while, we all need an escape. As tourism became an activity accessible to a greater population, the tools used to promote tourism were in higher demand. When the travel poster met the popping colors, bold lines, and geometric shapes of Art Deco, the appeal was instant. Art Deco travel posters such as those by Cassandre brought a site’s highlights into glamorous, compelling focus, allowing the mind to travel in advance of the body. Postcards joined the trend as well, allowing tourists at faraway destinations to send their greetings to friends and loved ones on the backs of imagination-inducing Art Deco imagery. The Greetings pay homage to these passports of the imagination, using the same geometric shapes and pop colors. Orli says, “The experience of being exposed to new people and new places and cultures is exciting, so anything promoting it or inspired by it should be exciting, too!”
Czech glass, glass, 14-karat pink gold-filled, 14-karat rose gold-filled
Orli likes beautiful things, and in this, she suspects that she is not alone. In fact, she suspects that you may agree. After all, form often follows function, but within form, there are multitudinous opportunities to amplify aesthetic appeal. Enter the movements of applied art, an all-encompassing approach to art and creativity that reaches far beyond the fine arts to touch industrial design and everyday objects with aesthetic design. Using fluid draping, clear and strong colors both bright and soft, and Orli’s characteristically deft blending of vintage and modern styling, Aesthete pieces are inspired by four such movements: Bauhaus, Art Neouveau, Art Deco, and Arts and Crafts.