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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.
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.
“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.”