Art Nouveau Design

Whereas buildings understandably need to comply with zoning laws and be practical to live in, decorative items like jewelry, porcelain, ceramics, textiles, cutlery, furniture, art, graphic design etc were less bound by such restrictions and it was in these areas that the Art Noveau style could really flourish to its full extent.

Art Noveau design too can also be divided into different sub-categories, some of which are more organic, flowing, detailed and naturalistic, whereas others are more geometric, stylised and have cleaner lines or an Arts & Craft style.

Organic Art Nouveau

Henri Teterger - Pendant-brooch (1900)

Henri Teterger – Pendant-brooch (1900)

Georg Kleemann - Bat pendant (1907)

Georg Kleemann – Bat pendant (1907)

Elisabeth Bonté - Pendant (1900)

Elisabeth Bonté – Pendant (1900)

WMF card tray with fairy

WMF card tray with fairy

Tiffany - Apple blossom lamp

Tiffany – Apple blossom lamp

Tiffany - Wisteria lamp

Tiffany – Wisteria lamp

Émile Gallé – Mushroom lamp

Antoni Gaudi - Miroir pour La Casa Mila (1906-1910) (Musée d'Orsay)

Antoni Gaudí – Mirror for La Casa Mila (1906-1910)

Gallé - Acorn vase

Émile Gallé – Acorn vase

Gallé -  Butterfly bed

Émile Gallé – Butterfly bed

Hector Guimard - Sofa for a smoking room (1897)

Hector Guimard – Sofa for a smoking room (1897)

Hector Guimard - Cabinet from Castel Béranger (1899)

Hector Guimard – Cabinet from Castel Béranger (1899)

Hector Guimard - Side chair

Hector Guimard – Side chair

Gustaf Fjaestad – Massive carved chair

Stylised Organic Art Nouveau

Otto Prutcher - Enamel pearl brooch (1900)

Otto Prutcher – Enamel pearl brooch (1900)

Carl Herman - Enamel brooch

Carl Herman – Enamel brooch

Alfred Bernheim - Amethyst brooch (1905)

Alfred Bernheim – Amethyst brooch (1905)

Georg Kleemann - Silver enamel brooch (1900)

Georg Kleemann – Silver enamel brooch (1900)

WMF pewter vase

WMF pewter vase

Chair (1898)

Henri van de Velde – Chair (1898)

van de Velde - Desk

Henri van de Velde – Desk

Henri van de Velde – China

Alf Wallander - Crayfish china (Rörstrand)

Alf Wallander – Crayfish china (Rörstrand)

Gunnar Wennerberg - Urn (1899)

Gunnar Wennerberg – Urn (1899)

Archibald Knox designed some fabulous silver and other products for Liberty & Co in London.

Knox - Brooch (1900)

Archibald Knox – Brooch (1900)

Knox - Opal pendant

Archibald Knox – Opal pendant

Knox - Bowl (1902)

Archibald Knox – Bowl (1902)

Knox - Clock (1902)

Archibald Knox – Clock (1902)

Knox - Clock

Archibald Knox – Clock

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