Around 1914: Design in a New Age | Level 3

  • Silver serving set.
    Chocolate Service, “Blossom” Pattern. Designed by Georg Jensen (Danish, 1866-1935), made by Georg Jensen Silversmithy (Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie) Silver, raised and cast, ivory handles Copenhagen, Denmark Designed c. 1905-1908, present example produced since 1945.
  • Large charger embellished with floral illustration.
    Large charger. Designed by Clement J. Heaton (English, 1861-1940), probably made by Cloisonné Mosaics Limited Heaton cloisonné enamel (pigmented cement paste) on copper c. 1890-1910, London, England
  • Amber glass vase.
    Vase. Made by the Loetz Glassworks (Glassfabrik Johann Lötz Witwe, founded in 1836) Klostermühle, Bohemia Mouth-blown mottled pale yellow over clear glass overlaid with metallic oxides Designed about 1900
  • Table lamp with stain-glass shade.
    Table Lamp, "Daffodil." Design attributed to Clara Driscoll (American, 1861–1944), made by Tiffany Studios, active 1902-1932, founded initially as The Tiffany Glass Company in 1879 by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933) Leaded glass, patinated bronze, metal fittings early 20th century. Corona, New York
  • Blue vase with yellow and amber detail depicting a nautical narrative.
    Vase. Decoration designed by Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915), Decoration executed by William S. Mycock (English, 1872-after 1936)
  • Modern styled chair with very tall back.
    Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868-1928) Probably made by Francis Smith and Son Oak, stained dark, horsehair fabric cover Glasgow, Scotland Designed c. 1898-1900, made c. 1898-1900.

Until November 22, 2015

European Galleries, Level 3

One hundred years ago, the ROM opened its doors to the public. Europe was plunged into the Great War. This cataclysmic world event marked the end of a social-political system that had existed for centuries and signalled the birth of the modern movement. It changed the way people looked at their lives and viewed their future.

Around 1914: Design in a New Age, explores a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation as artists struggled to reconcile quality design with the emergence of mass production, and the new materials made available with technology.

With works by key designers of this era including: Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, Charles Robert Ashbee, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Gallé, Edward Colonna, Taxile Doat, Louis Majorelle, Carlo Bugatti, Galileo Chini, Chris van der Hoef, Georg Jensen, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustave Siegel Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Max Laeuger, Richard Riemerschmid, and Walter Gropius.



Robert Little

Curator, Mona Campbell Chair of Decorative Arts


Comment by holly newton

How long is this exhibit showing?
Why is this not on your advertisement for this show?

Comment by Gwen Hoover

Same question as below, except for both Chinese and Around 1914 . . . How long will these exhibitons run? Why is this information not available on your site? Thank you.

Comment by Lead Concierge

Forbidden City is on display until September 1, 2014.  Around 1914 is on display until March 22, 2015.

Comment by Duncan MacLeod

Between what dates that the 1914 Design in a New Age exhibition run and why is it not readily available?
Thank you.

Comment by Lead Concierge

This exhibition is already on display and will remain on display until March 2015.