Can architecture and jewelry be compared? If both are created in Spain, then the answer is definitely "Yes!".
It should be seen: jewelry, similar to the striking buildings of Gaudi
Christian beads or Berber monisto? Catholic house or Sultan's palace? Spanish artists do not have to choose. On their land, the Granadian and Arab cultures coexisted for centuries in a row, and from the confusion the style of "Mudejar" appeared. Antonio Gaudi loved to use it in his early works, and modern decorators, in turn, are inspired by the best creations of the architect. Look at the Nacaroni bracelet with colorful beads made of Czech crystals and inlays of silver-plated alloy. True, visually echoes with Casa Vicens? This house was the first project that a recent graduate of the Barcelona Architectural School had accomplished for one private man, industrialist Manuel Vicens. The lower floors are made of ascetic stone and form a simple rectangle, but the higher, the more intricate the appearance of the building becomes. Just look at this bright tile, corner balconies and turrets, resembling minarets of mosques!
Casa El Capricho
A cozy mansion of the Marquis of Comillas hid in the eponymous park on the Cantabrian coast. It was created around the same time as Casa Vicens, and is similar to it in the Mudejar style. But beyond that, in Caprice, another feature of Gaudí's creativity is manifested - the love of a combination of expensive and affordable local materials. The facade of El Capricho is faced with a rough brick of sandy and ocher color, and a green majolica with sunflowers (expensive method of finishing!) Echoes with lush vegetation around. Such contrasts are also appropriate in the jewelry business. For example, in the decoration of UNOde50, cotton threads and leather cords, colored resins and Czech crystals, a silver coating with a thickness of 15 microns and a metal alloy specially developed for the brand can easily be found.
A huge wasteland on the outskirts of Barcelona was bought by Eusebio Güell, a longtime friend and admirer of the work of Antonio Gaudi. Maecenas dreamed of setting up a garden city for the bourgeois elite. But out of 60 triangular sites, only two were bought out, and the park gradually turned into a place of walks of citizens. Its most recognizable part is the central entrance with "gingerbread" houses, sculptures of lizards and a solid bench, which curiously, like a river, curls along the terrace. All this is decorated with thousands of variegated ceramic fragments. The effect was worth it: when you go to the park, you find yourself on a real holiday of life. "Nature is not monochrome," Gaudi said, and his bold work with color inspires jewelers. In the bracelet UNOde50 Volando Nado, whose name is in itself a fantasy - "Flying Floating", - combine a glass bead of cheerful colors, silver leaves and a cord resembling a liana of brown leather.
Park Guell finally glorified Antonio Gaudi, and Jusep Batlló and Casanova, owner of the textile manufactory, asked the architect to remake the apartment building on Boulevard Gracia. Previously, it was a boring monotonous building, but just look at what magical creature it has become! In the design - not a single acute angle, the surface of the facade, covered with colored tiles, seems to sway from the breath, and the balconies are sculpted to the walls like mollusks to the body of giant fish. This fluidity of forms has become another business card of Antonio Gaudi and inspiration for other artists. Designers UNOde50 created a whole collection of Wild Instinct - all the products in it resemble precious reptiles and how the living wraps their wrists, neck and fingers.
Gaudi began to work on the Sagrada Familia, when he was 31, and his attitude towards religion was skeptical. It took 43 years, and the architect became a completely different person - pious, ascetic and so enthusiastic about the work that the decision to move to the construction site seemed to him quite natural. But even at the time of the tragic death, only one of the three main facades was built, and there were no talks about erecting four round spiers symbolizing the apostles. Today, after a whole century, they finally present. Between them, even the fifth, the highest, is an allegory of Jesus Christ. Gaudy wanted that from the cross on the top the city would be lit by a powerful soffit, all the surfaces of the temple - including the entrances that can be seen for hours - were painted like a majolica. The architect liked to leave whole words on the facades, and this "chip" is used today even in jewelry business. Only messages are already different - about happiness, health and love - and they are sent to you by jewelers UNOde50 in the line of Seal jewelry.
When the towns people saw this building, they were shocked: the building resembled a sand dune, a cell cut in a rock, or even a "hornet's house", but not a European project of the beginning of the 20th century. There was a modernist style that sang of nature, but unlike contemporaries, Gaudi sang it with two-dimensional ornaments rather than three-dimensional forms. He achieved this perfection in the Casa Milà, and it is not just a façade. There is not a single bearing wall, everything rests on pillars and supports. The courtyard is similar to an upwardly widening funnel, and thanks to this, more light enters the windows on all floors. Even the furniture that the architect designed for the customer and his friend Pere Milà, takes into account the structure of the human body. Everything that after a hundred years we call "ergonomic" is combined in the last secular project of Antonio Gaudi, and we want to see in everyday objects, clothes and jewelry.