Is there a more familiar symbol than the heart shape? Well perhaps, but there probably isn't one that is so instantly recognisable and comforting. Representing the heart, and emotions of love and affection, the easily sketched sign has become a sign that is used all the time throughout the world.
The history of the heart symbol goes back to at least the Middle Ages in Europe. Combining the metaphor of caring and emotional love with the familiar shape was a gradual process stemming from iconography and artistic practises. But the shape was in use even further back to depict a heart shaped fruit in the Indus Valley civilisations of the 6th and 5th Centuries BC.
Today, artistic and designer representations of the heart and all it implies are a familiar sight. Capable of creating a warm and welcoming look within the home, the heart shape is capable of beautifully illustrating all sorts of home items. Here at Homecolours we love how the shape offers a loving touch to items around the home.
Hot drinks served up in a cup displaying the heart symbol offer a double helping of warmth. The above Little Hearts Espresso Cup by Konitz is a lovely example of the power of the symbol in creating a cosy and comforting feeling. Bringing multi-coloured hearts on a white background, the design is a strong design of the heart in action.
Orla Kiely also provide a beautiful mug showing off the symbol of love with the Quite Big Love Hearts Mug. Displaying a quirky and colourful look at the famous heart shape, it is produced across a strong bone white china. Ideal as a gift, the mug is a welcome sight at any time.
A true artistic statement celebrating the beauty of the heart shape takes centre stage with the Seletti Blow LED Wall Lamp, Heart. Making use of a striking design putting the shape and red colour at the forefront, the LED lamp is great for bringing a gallery look to any interior wall in the home.
Additional comfort any, both material and metaphorical, is offered in full by the Oasis Kissing Hearts Cushion. Wonderfully detailed with various shapes and symbols, including the famous heart sign, the cushion is produced using a fine source of durable polyester fabric. Warm, strong and perfect for relaxing with on sofa and chair, the cushion is another display of powerful love and affection.
The heart symbol is also used in the Oasis Kissing Heart Bedding. Including Duvet Cover and Pillowcase, the variously sized sets beautifully show off this lasting stylistic design and artistic vision. Straight to the heart of the matter!