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.

Tile tableau [floral motif]
De  Zeven Schoonheden | The Seven Beauties
Coffeepot [Peapod motif]
Tile: abstract floral motif
Pitcher [snake form]
Het  beloofde land | The promised land
Padiglione stampa: arch. Locati
Onze flora: beschrijving van de familiën, voornaamste geslachten en soorten der in Nederland in het wild groeiende, verwilderde, verbouwde en aangeplante gewassen, alsmede van eenige fraaie en nuttige Midden-Europeesche planten | Our flowers: records of
Door: tulip motif
Album van Haarlem: uitgave van Henri Coeberch, Haarlem | Album of Haarlem: published by Henri Coeberch, Haarlem
Design for a vase decoration [Indian Cress motif]
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Door Plate: foliate pattern
Galleria del Lavoro: ing. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni | Gallery of Work: Bianchi, Magnani, and Rondoni, engineers