Arts and crafts style was created in Britain and spread into Europe and onwards to North America. This movement was created by traditional craftsmanship using simple forms inspired by folk, romantic and medieval styles of decoration. Its creation grew out of the anxieties for industrialisation, demise of traditional skills, designs and lifestyle. The movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887.
Arts and Crafts was about pride in craftsmanship, quality items and quality of life for the craftsperson. Fair working conditions were essential as factory life brought misery for many, this had to change. Recognition was crucial for the skilled people who produced these beautiful objects that today can only be admired. Their objective was to create beautiful forms and designs for the people, by the people which would lead to a better quality of life with pay and employment.
We as a silversmith company try to embrace their designs, evolve their concept into today's designs.