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.

Sugar bowl: Kayserzinn
Design for decorations for a tile [floral ornaments]
De  dorre tuin: schetsen en vertellingen | The garden of thorns: sketches and stories
Library stool
Feestviering ter gelegenheid van het 20-jarig bestaan van de Toneelvereeniging D.V.G: in de zalen van den Huize Bellevue op Zaterdag 11 October 1902 | Celebration on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the Theater Society D.V.G: in the rooms of the House Bellevue on Saturday 11 October 1901
Pulvinare dell'Arena, Arch. Bongi
Door: tulip motif
Agraria: arch. Bongi | Agriculture: Bongi, architect
Pension Brocke | Pension Brocke
Uit het liefdeleven van groote mannen | From the loving lifes of adult men
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
De  Zeven Schoonheden | The Seven Beauties
Het  recht der liefde: eene studie uit het Indische leven | The right of love: a study from the Indonesian life
Hardware display case
Tuborg, 13 Maj 1873-1908