INSPIRATIONS

Roaring 20s

It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is hardly, in the collective imagination, a historical period that represents the luxury, elegance and light-heartedness of a growing social class more than the Roaring 20s. Driven by economic prosperity and technological advancement, the decade of the 1920s has been described "like the best of times, and sometimes the worst" for the carefree way the people lived their daily lives, roaring to a newfound wealth after the dreadful years of the Great War.

Glamorous and exciting, the Roaring 20s still hold the interest of many in today's world, particularly when it comes to the style of the time. Vintage touches have been resurfacing not only in fashion, but also in architectural choices, with touches of Art Deco to give enivornments a definite aesthetic, and the use of impactful colors like black, gold and greys, neutral enough to easily go with many design choices.

Music

It’s well know that music is an important part of the culture of any time period, but that is even more true when it comes to the 1920s, which has also been called The Jazz Age. The introduction of the radio during those year made the importance of music a wide experience for the Western world, pushing musicians to experiment and create new genres to share with the people.

Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life

– Art Blakey C.

Nero Marquina

Natural Stones
Nero Marquina in Fishscale installation

Special Shapes

Natural Stones
Special installations combining Nero Marquina and Carrara
  • Nero Marquina

    Natural Stones
    Nero Marquina in Fishscale installation
  • Special Shapes

    Natural Stones
    Special installations combining Nero Marquina and Carrara
We like to think of Jazz as the musical representation of Art: impossible to fully describe in words, so wide and encompassing of different cultures and traditions, all coming together to the deep and soulful sound of a saxophone, the rhythm of the drum, the powerful strings of a guitar. Jazz is elegance and energy, cheerful and sad, adaptable to the taste of most people.

Feathers fall; soft as a song, light as morning dreams.

― Eirene Evripidou

Feathers & Fans

Feathers were heavily featured in the fashion of the time, as details on hats, or braided together to become fans for women to hold in their gloved hands, or woven around their necks to cover some of the skin that became more exposed as the feeling of liberation took over. Like the birds flying free in the sky, the style of the 1920s represents a research of freedom, of being liberated from the sadness of the war.

Fan

Ceramic Mosaic
White Detail

Feather

Natural Stone
Pietra Grey Installation Detail

Pietra Grey

Natural Stone
Stone Detail

Sparkle

Luxury, glamour and glitz is always associated with the Roaring 20s. Thanks also to the Great Gatsby, the common imagination likes to represent the 1920s as a time of parties, brightened by the crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceilings during galas, the sparkling dressed of the women dancing, the gold of the watchpockets of the wealthy men gathered for a cigar. Nothing represents the idea of wealth and privilege like the carefree living of the high society of the time.

When I am in the city I have the impression that I am in a living room with crystal chandeliers, rugs of velvet, and satin cushions.

– Carolina Maria de Jesus

Sun

Laser Deco
Nero Marquina - Detail

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