Craftsmanship: The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts

Craftsmanship: American Arts

The American Arts can bring to us the most high-quality craftsmanship! Today this is what we want to show you, present you that the United States of America “are also home for some of the most talented master artisansartistsdesigners and art galleries in the world.”


BE INSPIRED WITH US: GOLD LIGHTING PIECES FOR YOUR DINING ROOM DESIGN


Our interior design ideas always includes high-quality craftsmanship! For your dining room we always want the best, that is why we intend to show you this American Arts, you’ll fall in love.

product,black,amy,amytable,tablelamp

 

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (3)Craftsmanship: Architect Frank Furness also produced furniture designs, like this desk, that influenced the Arts and Crafts movement in Philadelphia. Photo: ©Philadelphia Museum of Art

American Arts and Crafts Movement was created in the USA and has importance when we talk about it. This movement began in the 19th century as an American interior design, landscape design, applied arts, and decorative arts style.

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (4)Craftsmanship: Library Table (1904) by Rose Valley Shops and William Lightfoot Price. Made of stained white oak. Photo: ©Metropolitan Museum of Art

Here you can see the design that remained popular into the 1930’s. In terms of decorative arts numerous projects were done.

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (5)Craftsmanship: Linen Press (1904) by Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony. Made of oak, tulip poplar and brass. Photo: ©Metropolitan Museum of Art

“The American Craftsman style, along with a wide diversity of related European design movements, was born from the British Arts and Crafts movement, which began in the 1860s.”

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (6)Craftsmanship: Chandelier (1907-9) by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Made of mahogany, ebony, and leaded glass. Photo: ©Metropolitan Museum of Art

With this movement the handwork was more valued than ever. “The problem was that expensive materials and  skilled labor restricted acquisition of Arts and Crafts pieces to the wealthy.”

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (7)Craftsmanship: Armchair (1907-9) by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Made of honduras mahogany, ebony, fruitwood, silver, copper, and mother-of-pearl. Photo: ©Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Arts has brought to us originality, simplicity, natural and local materials and obviously the visibility of handcraft.

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (8)Craftsmanship: Armchair (1907-9) by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Made of honduras mahogany, ebony, fruitwood, silver, copper, and mother-of-pearl. Photo: ©Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Nevertheless, the movement was unique, particularly in the Craftsman Bungalow style, with its goal of decorating modest homes for the American middle class.”

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (10)Craftsmanship: Wendell Castle’s Workshop. Photo: ©W Magazine

“Wendell Castle was a one of the “magicians” in the world of design. “He was always a creative soul until the end, he was even preparing a new art piece when he passed away, at the age of eighty-five.”

Craftsmanship_ The Most Wonderful Pieces of American Arts (11)Craftsmanship: Music stand in hand-sculpted walnut (1977) by Wendell Castle. Photo: ©R and Company

“Thanks to his beautiful and innovative craftsmanship masterpieces he was invited to be an instructor in the furniture department at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology.” As you can see in the image his art was and still is amazing, bold and elegant.


DISCOVER MORE: BLACK LIGHTING PIECES THAT WILL BE PRESENT AT ISALONI 2019


You can visit our Pinterest boards in order to get more inspirations. Get more ideas for your projects and find functional, stylish and sizable lighting and furniture choices. Make sure to download our Interior Design Tips for a Well-Lit Home eBook.

catalogue
Dining Room Lighting
info@diningroomlighting.eu