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.

Cabinet, for the double parlor of Frederico Vercelloni's residence, Sordevolo, Italy
Design drawing for a vase decoration [floral motif and leaf]
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Chair
Napkin, no. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
Entrance to Botanical Building, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915
Side chair
'T Binnenhuis Amsterdam: woninginrichting : van den Bosch en Berlage's meubels, tapijten, lampen, haarden, glaswerk, enz. enz | 'T Binnenhuis Amsterdam: furnishings : van den Bosch en Berlage's furniture, carpets, lamps, fireplaces, glassware, etc. etc
Untitled [Study for an Art Nouveau interior]
La Sagesse et la destinée | The wisdom and the destiny
Prototype balustrade: orchids and tendrils motif
Design for a Tile tableau [lily motif]
Design for Tile tableau [sunflowers motif]
Dining chair