New Nouveau

Austrian Crystal Secessionist-Inspired Sweet Wine Stems (LEO Design)

The 1960’s and 1970’s enjoyed a little Art Nouveau revival.  While French Art Nouveau fonts graced Carpenters album covers and Czech Mucha posters inspired psychedelic rock band tee shirts, little Italian dresses were being made of the colorful, swirling, Nouveau-inspired prints of Emilio Pucci.  Shown above, a set of eight Austrian crystal wine glasses with hand-ground stems and a simple (but handsome) gadrooning at the base of the bowl.  While they were made in the late 1950’s, they pick-up the handsome, understated sensibility of the Austrian Secessionist movement (c. 1910).