SOURCES OF INSPIRATION
At Caves Collect, we strive to design clothing and accessories which wear well, so our pieces will likely be around for a long time. Our hope is that the aesthetic of our designs will be relevant for years to come. We love looking to the past to see what stands up to the test of time. Here are some of our favourites.
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, 1968
Home of architect Poul Henningsen, in Copenhagen
Appartement 50 in Le Corbusier’s “Cité Radieuse” Marseille
Anita Calero Loft
Alan Ginsberg Apartment
Mother and Child, Barbara Hepworth, 1934.
The mother and child theme is frequent occurrence concept of Hepworth after she gave birth to her first son. In the same year where she made the Mother and Child sculpture, she gave birth to triplets. The piece is one of her sculptures that symbolise her emotional state of being.
Acrylic on canvas
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives, United Kingdom, 1976.
The building was Hepworth’s home and studio for 26 years until she died in 1975. The museum is now owned and run by the Tate since 1980. The museum accommodates Hepworth’s works.
Untitled, Franz Kline, United States.
Kline (1910–1962) was an American Abstract Expressionist painter famously know for his black and white painting. His paintings were interpreted as oil painting painted in confident and free calligraphic style. His paintings have been a source of inspiration for notable sculptors like Donald Judd.
Pierced Hemisphere II, Barbara Hepworth, Tate, United Kingdom, 1937-8.
“Body experience… is the centre of creation.” – Hepworth
Head, Female Bust, Pablo Picasso, Kunsthaus Zürich 1940.
Photograph of a window by Salve Lopez.
Casa O’Gorman, Juan O’Gorman, Mexico, 1929.
O’Gorman was a talented avant-garde architect who designed his own house at the tender age of 24. His house was commissioned by Diego Rivera to design his studio-house with Frida Kahlo.
Coral Wedge, oil painting, Helen Frankenthaler, 1972.
Frankenthaler was mid-twentieth-century abstract expressionism artist in the 50’s. She is well-known for inventing the “soak-stain” technique using turpentine-thinned paint onto canvas to create washed appearance.
Sink at Caffe Burlot Paris, Dimore Studio, photograph by Andrea Ferrari.
Built-in integrated bench at Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm, Sweden by Gunnar Asplund.
Office 39 by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Buggenhout, Belgium, 2013.
Maison de Verre, Paris, France, 1928–32.
Designed by a Dutch architect, Bernard Bijvoet in collaboration with interior designer, Pierre Chareau and metalworker, Louis Dalbet.
Luis Barragán’s house, Mexico.
Barragán’s house was declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.
Portrait of Helen Frankenthaler working.
“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler.
Wood, Leather and Brass Folding Chair for Sörensen by Hans Olsen, 1960.
The stairs at Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier.
Hotel in Marseille in Paris by Le Corbusier.
No. 10, Mark Rothko, 1950, Oil on Canvas.
Exhibited in MoMa in 1952 – brought waves of museum “trustee” to protest for its radicalism.
“The progression of a painter’s work, as it travels in time from point to point, will be toward clarity: toward the elimination of all obstacles between the painter and the idea, and between the idea and the observer.”
Central Model Home in Hellerup, Denmark, Frits Schelgel, 1931.
Eames House (previously known as Case Study House No. 8), Charles and Ray Eames, 1945.
Robert Motherwell, 1973.
Frameless glass shower.
Inside the Shokin–tei. Katsura Imperial Villa from the 17th–century.
Prince Hachijō Toshihito was the founder of the villa.