Travelling became exceedingly more popular due to economical progress in the Twenties and Thirties of the last century. Travelling as a way to relax or to discover new countries and cultures was mostly for the elite who, among other destinations, went to Constantinople via train by using the luxurious Orient-Express. It was also during this time that the commercial aviation industry started. People who had travelled to faraway places brought back souvenirs to Europe and the United States. Artists loved to let themselves be inspired by this ‘new world’ and it was during the Art Deco period that exotic motifs became popular.
The ‘Exotic’ collection contains Tiffany lighting that was based on motifs and colours from distant places. Japanese blossom, whimsical leaf motifs, colourful peacock feathers and intense gemstone colours such as Jade and Ruby are at the base of this sparkling Tiffany collection. Pieces of glass in watercolours are reminiscent of paintings by Claude Monet (1840-1926), who, in turn, got inspired by the opulent Japanese garden in Giverny.