Above and below: Photos by David Schlegel
Perpetually in bloom, Tiffany floral lamps and landscape windows are a testimony to the sophisticated design and exquisite craftsmanship that are the hallmarks of Tiffany Studios. Explore Tiffany’s passionate and enduring interest in nature through this dynamic-focus exhibition of 10 works.
The beauty of the natural world prevailed in Tiffany’s visionary artistic approach. He staffed his Studios with designers and artisans who were also inspired by the rich colors and sinuous forms found in nature. Inventive designers—including Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northrop—endeavored to faithfully translate these elements into glass. Talented artisans then brought designs to life. The immense palette of Tiffany's sheet glass provided unlimited inspiration. Glass color, pattern, translucency, and texture could achieve a variety of effects: velvety or paper-thin petals, waxy or veined leaves, dappled sunlight or shadow, and much more.