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.

Design for vase decoration
Het  zusje | The little sister
Cabinet, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
Esposizione di Milano, 1906: Marina, Ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni
Electric light sconce
Design for decoration for ceramics: floral motif
Armchair, for the dining room of the Peter Behrens residence, Darmstadt artists' colony
Agraria: arch. Bongi | Agriculture: Bongi, architect
Mostra Agraria: Milano, Esposizione 1906
Napkin, no. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Ouvrages de ferronnerie moderne: grilles, balcons, rampes, portes-cochères, pentures, etc | Works of modern ironwork: grilles, balconies, ramps, gateways, strap hinges, etc
Tile: berry cluster motif
Door Plate: foliate pattern
Design for decoration for ceramics: "Lof" ["Praise"]
Bewijs van lidmaatschap van de vereeniging Voor de Kunst | Membership card for the society For the Art