debussy collection


The Debussy Collection is inspired by the works of Claude Debussy, a French composer of Impressionist music in the late 19th and early 20th century.


The contemporaneous movements of Symbolism and Impressionism in literature and art influenced his works, and the ideals of these movements are expressed in his music. The movement of Symbolism rejected naturalism and realism, believing that art must represent absolute truths indirectly through metaphor and suggestion, and Impressionism (named after Monet's Impressionism, Sunrise) scorned established technique, instead embracing short, broken brushstrokes, pure unblended colors, and novel depictions of light to depict moments of modern, ordinary life. Like these movements, Debussy's style was subversive and iconoclastic. 

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
— Debussy

Debussy abandoned established structures of music to create a colorful, sensory experience that evoked a mood or scene through unconventional motifs and harmonies that depicted musical images. Through novel innovation of harmony and abstract structure, he strove to recreate the inimitable beauty of Nature through music, which in his words, could not be constrained to a traditional and fixed form, but instead was made up of "colors and rhythms." His music sought to capture unrestrained beauty and sensuality.

There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
— Debussy

Debussy's rich appreciation for the beauty of Nature and commitment to innovation inspired our Debussy Collection. Each piece in this collection is named after a Debussy work, and its aesthetic form and abstract concept are reflections of the mood and scene evoked by that piece. Made in New York from recycled metals.

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In the meantime, check out our Classics Collection: