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08/11/2019

Inspired by Architecture

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We have seen recently a lot of design trends taking inspiration from architecture. Two styles that have proven popular are art deco and brutalism. Both rely on strong bold lines and confident use of graphic shapes, along with a creative approach to materials. The shapes and details that go into characterising these artistic movements are drawn upon by designers and makers, infusing their pieces, be it prints, jewellery or stationery with a unique twist or contemporary edge on a familiar style. 
 

ART DECO

 

Art deco is a style of visual arts that originated in the 1920’s and developed into a major art movement across Europe and America. Influencing architecture, furniture, jewellery, fashion and cars, its aim was to be modern, with an antitraditional elegance. Often simple and very graphic, with bold streamlined shapes, it is strong, powerful and celebrates modern materials. 

Metro by artist Chris Homer is an abstract composition of screen printed gold, grey and black in a striking halftone and geometric pattern. The strong graphic style of Chris Homer's work has a very modern feel, but still with an air of art deco elegance.

If you are curating an interior design feature we stock a range of affordable artwork by British based artists, specialising in limited edition screen prints, giclées, risographs and more. 

Metro - £70.00
Brass and Bold are a London based brand founded by designer Elsa Gomez. Her designs are made from raw brass and painted brass, and explore the simplicity and honesty of materials. Taking inspiration from the clean lines and contrasting colour of the art deco movement, she produces stylish and contemporary jewellery perfect for your next cocktail party.  

These affordable pieces are an ideal gift idea for last-minute Christmas gift guides for women or a special Valentines gift guide with a leaning towards art deco style. 

Deco Disc + Bar Earrings - £22.00
Deco Circle + Discs Earrings - £22.00
Equilibrium Sphere Necklace - £29.00
The 1920's style of art deco is characterised by bold lines, shapes, and angles. You too can now recreate that look, with this handy Art Deco Design Stencil. The art deco inspired typeface and shapes are perfect for all craft projects, such as card making, scrapbooking or just illustrating your favourite notebooks. A great last-minute gift and suitable for tweens to adults.

Finding nice stocking fillers or Secret Santa ideas can be quite tricky. This great gift is not only affordable it appeals to both men and women. 

Art Deco Design Stencil - £12.50

 
City guides are aimed at the 'urban explorer'. This two-sided folding Art Deco London Map features over seventy leading examples of art deco architecture in London - from Eltham Palace to the Hoover Building. Art deco landmarks such as Broadcasting House, 55 Broadway, and Senate House are included along with Charles Holden's finest Underground Stations and more. The reverse side of the map features an introduction to art deco by Henrietta Billings, photos by Simon Phipps and details about each building.

Perfect for a walking tour or putting in a frame, this map measures slightly larger than A2 open, folds to slightly larger than A5 and is protected by a wide band. A great idea for gift guides designed to inspire New Year's resolutions by exploring your surroundings, getting outside or going for a walk. 

Art Deco London Map - £8.00

 
Achieve a modern look with echos of a geometric art deco style. These brass Pineapple Pots are ideal for adding a metallic touch to an interior. Made from a thin sheet of metal which is carefully folded and converted into shape by hand at Another Studio in London, the Pineapple Pots are perfect for holding a small succulent or cacti. 

We see a lot of trends for metallic Christmas ideas, however, these would also work for other interiors features, Valentines or Mother's Day gift guides.  

Pineapple Pot - £24.00
 
 

BRUTALISM


The Mid-century architectural style of brutalism divides opinion. Descending from modern architecture it is characterised by monolithic block-like shapes, often celebrating the rawness of material, especially concrete. It is heavy, stark and solid.
There are many examples of brutalist architecture in London and one notable building is The Hayward Gallery on the Southbank. Sitting along the banks of the River Thames it forms part of the Southbank Centre. The Hayward has become a brutalist landmark and Will Clarke has captured it beautifully in his detailed illustration. It is screen printed in two colours, a combination of black lines with luscious gold ink elements.

Brutalism continues to be popular and has captured many artists' imaginations. The gold element in this screen print gives it a sophisticated edge, ideal for a feature on architecturally inspired artwork.

The Hayward Gallery - Gold - £48.00
Tom Pigeon is a creative studio founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. Designing simple and well-considered products across jewellery, prints, and stationery. 

Among these is the Béton range of jewellery - a unique unisex collection from Tom Pigeon Studio. Popularised by Le Corbusier, the term béton originates from the French 'béton brut' or 'raw concrete' and this hand-crafted solid silver jewellery is influenced by the strong lines, hidden angles, and sharp shadows of brutalist concrete architecture. Its matt finish also gives a nod to the rough texture of raw concrete.

Each piece is hand finished at Tom Pigeon HQ in Fife and is supplied in a black box with white foil emboss and black foam inner.

This range of jewellery is perfect for a high-end feature for Christmas or Valentine's and suitable for both men and women. It also includes cufflinks and necklaces as well as earrings. 

Silver Béton Hoop Earrings - £75.00
Silver Béton Beam Earrings - £45.00
Silver Béton Apex Earrings - £55.00​
Produced to scale (5000 times smaller than the real buildings!) this bookmark set from Another Studio celebrates four fantastic London brutalist buildings: Trellick Tower, Barbican Tower, Space House, and National Theatre.

A great gift for every architecture lover and perfect for a Secret Santa or quick stocking filler.

London Brutalist City Clips - £7.50
 
Fans of the movement will certainly love this Brutalist Calendar 2020. A limited edition monthly celebration of some of the most awe-inspiring and influential examples of brutalist architecture from around the world, it will provide connoisseurs of concrete with twelve months of brutalist bliss!⁠⠀

For those that love brutalism and are keen to explore to find it then these great pick me up maps are ideal. Great for stocking fillers, or a quick present for a friend, colleague or relative. Featuring in the range are Washington, Paris, Sydney, and London.

Brutalist Calendar 2020 - £20.00 

Brutalist Washington Map - £8.00
Brutalist Paris Map - £8.00 
Brutalist London Map - £8.00

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About:

Of Cabbages & Kings is not only a shop and gallery, but also a creative space in North East London. Working with aspiring homegrown talent alongside established UK artists and designers, the shop stocks a handpicked selection of jewellery, stationery and homewares, while the gallery specialises in limited edition prints. From silkscreen and etching to risograph and giclée, we hold a diverse collection of original and affordable art for your walls. Since our opening in May 2008, the focus behind the Of Cabbages and Kings brand has always been authenticity, sustainability and products made in the UK, wherever possible from responsibly sourced and recycled materials. With an ethos of nurturing the local, from HQ in Stoke Newington, we continue to engage with artists, designers and the public through regular exhibitions, workshops and events.

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Equilibrium Sphere Necklace

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Deco Disc + Bar Earrings

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Deco Circle + Discs Earrings

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Silver Béton Beam Earrings

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Silver Béton Hoop Earrings

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Silver Béton Apex Earrings

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Brutalist London Map

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Brutalist Washington Map

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Brutalist Paris Map

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Art Deco London Map

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Brutalist Calendar 2020

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Metro Screen Print by Chris Homer

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Hayward Gallery Screen Print by Will Clarke

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Art Deco Design Stencil

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Pineapple Pot

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London Brutalist City Clips

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