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MOTIF OF THE WEEK: WILLOW

Published on April 06th, 2017 in Basics

  • Willow Collage featuring a picture of William Morris who inspired the motif.

  • Willow Double Old Fashioned & Highball in Olive

  • Willow Ice Bucket in Salmon

  • Willow Votive Candleholder in Rose

With its graceful flowing leaves and branches spiraling around each piece like a creeping vine, Willow is one of ARTĚL’s most beautiful – and enduringly popular –design motifs.

 

Willow Votive Candleholder in Olive

 

Originally introduced in 2002 – and currently featured in ARTEL Design Store window displays – Willow was inspired by the late 19th-century textile and wallpaper designs of William Morris, whose work was closely associated with the contemporary Arts and Crafts movement.

 

Willow Double Old Fashioned & Highball in Amber

 

“I’ve always loved the look and feel of Morris’s designs and products,” says ARTĚL’s founder / director Karen Feldman. “They have a certain understated elegance that can truly transform any décor, and I think our Willow motif has a similar effect. Whether it’s used in a statement piece like our Medium Vase, subtle accents like our Votive Candleholders, or a classic set of Wine Goblets or Highball glasses, Willow effortlessly blends the traditional with the modern for a timeless look that is as perfect for casual garden parties as it is for formal occasions.”

 

Willow Tall Vase in Olive

 

Interested in acquiring some Willow glassware for yourself or a friend? You can find them in any of our Prague retail locations or in our online store.

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