Les Constructivistes
The arresting Constructivist capsule collection is influenced by the powerful modernist Russian art movement that took root in Peter Carl Fabergé’s world. Ideological, underpinned by social principles, Constructivism, in tune with the Bauhaus and Cubism, introduced a totally new aesthetic: industrial, architectural, inspired by the machine, technology and engineering. Abstract, graphic images in bold, bright colours, were composed of pure geometric forms arranged as in a collage. After World War I and the Russian Revolution, Constructivism was applied to graphics, posters and porcelain and had a huge impact on film, especially in Germany. Influenced by the artists Kazimir Malevich, its leaders included Vladimir Tatlin, the creator of the Monument of the Third International, a leaning spiral tower with rotating sections, as well as the brothers Antoine Pevsner and Naum Gabo and the artists, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova and Liubov Popova.