Born of Quality and Craftsmanship. The Classic Movement pushed beyond the boundaries of historicism and neoclassic designs and put an end to the staunch, monolithic and precise geometry that dominated art and architecture. The result was a fresher, fanciful and natural aesthetic, designed to help relieve the stress and disorder that accompanied the growth of the urban industrial landscape. During this time fine art, decorative art, and architecture merged. No item was deemed too utilitarian to be adorned with flowing lines, organic detail, and intricate pattern.
True Expressions of Tradition. The first decades of the 20th Century ushered in a new spirit of experimentation especially in decorative arts, automotive design and home goods. Industrial design was on the rise with controlled contours, simplified geometries and a reductive approach to decoration. Responsive to all surroundings and representing a break from the heavy ornamentation of the past, design of the era was thoughtful, refined and reflected a modern society on the move.
Bold Statements of Authentic Style. Experimentation in forms, materials and dimensions mark this movement. Artful lines and flowing forms play against geometric structures, creating a sharp contrast with the past and forging a new direction forward in design. To many, the Modern Movement affirmed the power of the individual to rethink, reshape and re-imagine the physical environment.
Imagination Moving Design Forward. The contemporary design aesthetic is no longer dogmatic. It is eclectic and continually evolving. Today, contemporary combines influences of international and individual style. Tomorrow's contemporary may merge minimal functionality with rich texture, ornate detail and natural materials. Contemporary design is of the moment, reflecting and responding to the complexity of our changing world.
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