With the rise of Art Nouveau so to came focus on natural beauty; its flickering colours & almost mystical easel and brush painting truly wondrous creatures & dramatic forms to create a backdrop for the world!
Filling the minds of designers of the time, whom would transform the reality into fantastical quite often with an almost sultry and visually provocatively striking in their fruition. In many ways, these creations almost trumped the vibrancy and delicacy that nature originally provided. Designer Ari Norman recounts...
"I would see such amazing and visually stunning designs produced by the artisan jewellers of the time, that in fact, in this instance, it was the jewellery that lead me to understand nature better and not the other way round, which is so often the case."