The English Arts & Crafts Movement—like its counterparts in other parts of the world—drew inspiration from the culture, mythology and aesthetics of the past. Gothic strap work, medieval characters, ancient heraldry all became sources for design inspiration for turn-of-the-century craftsmen.
In the example above—a handsome pair of oak barley twist candlesticks with hammered pewter bases—the aesthetic inspiration is decidedly Jacobean. By “lifting” design elements from 300 years before, the candlestick designers were referencing the nostalgia for an earlier time and implying the integrity and honesty of “the good old days.”
These candlesticks will be in-store by the end of October. Please come into the shop to see them in-person or check our LEO Design internet shop to purchase them on-line.
More from the road tomorrow.