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Classics Reimagined
Evanna Ramly | 27 Oct 2017 14:56
Since 1996, Royal Selangor has collaborated with London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to produced timeless creations imbued with historical provenance.

Established in 1852, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Home to a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity, it holds many of the UK’s national collections.

Here, some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, as well as theatre and performance await to excite and inspire minds.

Since 1996, Royal Selangor has collaborated with V&A to produced timeless creations imbued with historical provenance. The perfect complement to modern living, the partnership continues with two new collections, Streamline and William Morris.

Streamline revisits the glitzy era of the Roaring Twenties as contemporary home décor. Inspired by the Art Deco movement that thrived during the decade, bold circular imagery evokes the geometric elegance of the abstract motifs favoured by Marion Dorn, an iconic 20th century textile designer whose works adorn The Berkeley, Claridge’s and The Savoy.

The collection comprises a valet tray, a serving tray, a trinket box, a pendant, a candle stand, a hip flask and a bottle chiller. These feature concentric circular forms sculpted on a bright pewter surface, bringing to mind the smooth polished surfaces that reflected countless glamorous parties in lavish homes, smoky jazz clubs and cool speakeasies.