Can never get enough Tiffany.
Garden doors, 1905, August Heckscher house
Tiffany conjures images of ultimate luxury. Diamonds and gleaming silver flood our minds at the sound of that name. Yet Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Tiffany & Company founder Charles, was an artistic polymath who put his stamp on paintings, shimmering glass, mosaics, architecture, pottery, bronze and objet d’art. He was the genius that reinvented interior design for the generation of the Gilded Age.
Louis Comfort Tiffany glass & lamp, Morse Museum
For lovers of Art Nouveau in America as envisioned by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933) mecca is the Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art owns the largest and most comprehensive collection of Tiffany art in the world. Like the era that fostered both Louis Comfort Tiffany and affluent Winter Park, the museum is the product of a vast Gilded Age fortune.
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2 responses to “Louis Comfort Tiffany: reinventing interior design”
Awesome! Thanks for finding and sharing this. Beautiful, interesting, and amazing.
I find it hard to imagine Tiffany’s work ever going out of fashion, but then I think there was a real move towards the ugly and depressing in the 20th century.