Art Nouveau

Collection Description

Art Nouveau, which flourished in many countries around the turn of the twentieth century, was a decorative style emphasizing curvilinear forms inspired by nature, especially plant-life. The Wolfsonian’s collection is especially strong in the Dutch and Italian variants of this style, known respectively as Nieuwe Kunst and Stile Floreale. Among the highlights are entire period rooms designed by Theodoor Nieuwenhuis and Agostino Lauro, as well as a large collection of Dutch Nieuwe Kunst bookbindings.

De Heer & Mevrouw Gentisobereen hebben de eer U kennis te geven van het voorgenomen huwelijk hunner dochter Henriette | Mr. & Mrs. Gentisobereen have the honor of informing you about the proposed wedding of their daughter, Henriette
Ristorante Valle, Arch. Bongi
Burner: incense burner
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Design for a vase decoration [tulip motif]
Pitcher [snake form]
Designs for ceramics: floral motif
Marina: ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni : Esposizione di Milano, 1906 | Marina: Bianchi, Magnani, and Rondoni, engineers : Milan exposition, 1906
Vase: gold cherub
Side chair
The  Chicago Sunday Tribune: New Years No. December 30, 1894
Design for decoration for a vase [floral motif]
[Prospectus: Tydschrift voor Vercieringskunst] | [Prospectus: Periodical for Decorative Art