A stunning Runway type necklace in the Modernist style
CONDITION: good vintage condition
SIZE: 20 ins (50 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1960s – 1970s
Here is a striking necklace in the Danish modern tradition. It has a series of flat disks with surface interest in the front section and the back comprises gold coloured globular beads. It has a classic hook and ring closing with a handmade look.
Danish modern is a style of minimalist products associated with the Danish design movement with a determined desire to produce affordable, well made, wearable works of art handmade by skilled craftsmen.
As an Art movement Modernism involved a rejection of ornamentation and sought inspiration from technology. Objects influenced by modernism are concerned primarily with essential qualities of colour and flatness, form and function, and exhibit a reduction of interest in surface decoration.
Modernist ornaments are simple and sculptural. Rather than being embellished with faceted stones they rely upon minimal surface decoration and upon the excitement of movement and drama for their impact. The salient points in this type of design are a concentration upon craftsmanship, integrity of materials and quality of finish.
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