The Five Most Beautiful Things in the World (this week) prove that good design is timeless
Christopher Dresser silver - toast rack
Elegant cutlery for Puiforcat. Patrick Jouin
A magnificent show at the V&A reveals the genius of Christopher Dresser, the forgotten figure of the Victorian art world, says Richard Dorment. "His approach to decorative ornament was to stylise natural forms, finding the underlying geometry of a plant or flower and then turning it into abstract or semi-abstract pattern."
'Zermatt' designed by Patrick Jouin for Puiforcat
CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904) FOR JAMES DIXON & SONS, SHEFFIELD ELECTROPLATED COFFEE POT, CIRCA 1881
Electric Kettle sketches - Design Sketchbook II on Behance - Matt Seibert