13 posts tagged art nouveau style

Louis Majorelle (1859 to 1926)

Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) was a French decorator and furniture designer. Marjorelle manufactured his own designs, in the French tradition of the ébéniste. His full name is Louis Jean Sylvestre Majorelle He was one of the outstanding designers of furniture in the Art Nouveau style and after 1901 formally served as one of the vice-presidents of the École de Nancy. In 1861, his father, Auguste Majorelle (1825 - 1879), who was also a furniture designer and manufacturer, moved the family ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Liberty & Co

The Art Nouveau Liberty & Co Style, founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty and its premier designer Archibald Knox. The art nouveau style was itself highly influential but few people can claim to have been quite so influential in the history of modern design as Arthur Lasenby Liberty. From a small shop, opened in 1875 on the corner of Regent Street, Liberty was to popularise an idiom now known and revered world wide simply as "Liberty style". Originally importing exotic household ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Period

Your Guide to Collecting Art Nouveau Antiques. The Art Nouveau style and its influences. From Liberty & Co. to Rene Lalique, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald knox. The art nouveau style was a conscious attempt at modernism and a determined departure by many artists and designers, from the traditional victorian forms of design. Designers rejected the inspiration of classical European art and instead looked to Japanese, Celtic and other folk art as a basis for their work. ... Continue Reading

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