Art Deco—unlike Arts & Crafts—lent itself to modern manufacturing techniques and new, industrial materials. Thus, Art Deco thrived in the post World War I decades and scratched the “aesthetic itch” of a growing middle class.
Shown above, a (really cool!) pair of salt and pepper shakers made of the useful industrial plastic, Bakelite. Depress the spring-equipped plunger atop and season your meal to taste. Certainly not designed to be a luxury item, this pair, nevertheless, has style in spades. And, as they are made of Spruce Green and Holly Red Bakelite, they are extra-special at Christmastime. They’re even shaped like Christmas trees! These are but another example of some of the nice finds I have collected while in England this week.
Please come into the shop to see them; they (and the rest of my just-found treasures) should be delivered to the shop and ready-for-sale by 15 December. You may also check our on-line shop to see many other Handsome Gifts ready for immediate sale.
More “Notes from the Road” tomorrow.
For the Holidays, LEO Design is now open from noon to 10:00 pm daily.