LONDON - Haute Déco has released new doorhandles called PETALS for DECOREX. Reminiscent of Van Cleef & Arpels’s iconic Alhambra jewellery collection, PETALS is in fact more door jewelry than doorknob.
One of nature’s simpler wonders, the four-leaf clover – or Quatrefoil - represents Hope, Faith, Love and Luck. It has been used throughout the ages, in Moorish and Middle Eastern architecture, in Byzantine churches, Middle-Ages cathedrals and Venitian palaces. It was a much loved motif of XIXth century Gothic revival, well documented in pattern books such as the Grammar of Ornaments by architect Owen Jones. One of the best-loved motifs of contemporary luxury brands, it is constantly being re-interpreted in new contexts and applications, Haute Déco’s being one of the most innovative of recent times.
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