The Arts and Crafts applied arts movement emphasized hand-made craftsmanship as well as simple, floral countryside patterns. The Trellis, made with vintage glass and titled to evoke vines and flowers making their home on the eponymous garden installation, invokes these principles in its use of bright, clustered flora with a pop of shimmering gilt. Orli says, “I obviously love flowers, and these colors, combined with the beads’ detailing and the subtle splash of gold, are casual and elegant at the same time.”
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.