Sleek, straight shapes, geometrical motifs and subtle, perfectly combined colours come together in the ‘Geometric’ line. These Tiffany lamps and decorations have a distinctive character and a pure look that have their origins in the Art Deco period and the proceeding, more Functionalistic style period that is also called the International Style.
In this collection, a few lamps are named after the world-famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. His style is set apart by a geometrical language of shapes, a strong horizontal construction in combination with vertical lines and the power to include nature in the design. The Wiener Secession and Arts and Crafts movement inspired him during his stay in Europe and this can be seen in the designs of this collection, such as the geometrical Tiffany window panel. Wright was also influenced by the traditional Japanese architecture. The stunning Tiffany lanterns and the stylish Tiffany hanging lamp in the shape of a crescent moon are typical examples of this.
Wright himself was also an important source of inspiration for Dutch architects, such as De Stijl movement and Dudok. Naturally, the typical geometrical-abstract Mondrian style can immediately be recognised in the extravagant Tiffany table lamp and matching Tiffany ceiling lamp and Tiffany wall lamp. Black, grey and white glass, non-colours often used by Mondrian, create a striking look when combined with the playful division of lines. Sleek and playful, subtle and extravagant with a sophisticated look; that is the Tiffany ‘Geometric’ collection.