Design Insight - CUBISM Collection

The 1910s and 1920s avant-garde art movement called Cubism originated in Paris and changed the European art understanding significantly. In cubistic artworks, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject not only in a greater context but also to describe a movement through a still description. Cubism spread rapidly across the globe and was essential for diverse other art movements – also DeStijl which is another source of inspiration for one of our collections.

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was one of the key exponents of Cubism along with George Braque and Fernand Léger and others. His painting called “Dove with Peas” painted in 1911 inspired us to our CUBISM Collection as many characteristics of Cubism are there but not yet fully developed.

Picasso’s painting “Dove with Peas” has been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris in 2010 along with five other master pieces of modern art. It is considered to be one of the biggest art heist in history. Until now, none of the works has been recovered.

Our CUBISM design instills the idea of de- and re-composition which has been developed in this period. The aspect of the multiple viewing angle has been translated not so much in a figurative way but through angular mirroring. This effect allows the multi-perspective to come alive more dynamically and more spatial. The design is available in two sizes.

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