The Arts and Crafts applied arts movement emphasized hand-made craftsmanship as well as simple, floral countryside patterns. The Patio, titled to evoke the eponymous section of the home devoted to outdoor relaxation, invokes these principles in its use of bright flora in vintage glass. Orli says, “I obviously love flowers, and these colors, combined with the beads’ detailing and the pink gold, are really summery and rustic.”
Vintage 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.