Art Nouveau


The highly decorative Art Nouveau style is so classically elegant, it will always add a touch of graciousness to a home. Art Nouveau furniture was popular for a fairly short period in the late 19th century and early 20th century. However, the influence of Art Nouveau furniture design has extended far beyond that brief span of a couple of decades. The look is based on natural free-flowing forms, and you will often see stylized curved lines of flowers and plants appear on furniture and decorative accessories.

These sensuous curving lines give a feminine look to items, and the emphasis on hand-craftsmanship for this style meant that the artists and artisans had to be highly skilled in order to craft the opulent swirling designs of the antique Art Nouveau style.

The Art Nouveau Style

Art Nouveau design was named after the Maison de l'Art Nouveau gallery in Paris, France, which means House of the New Art. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement,  this gallery was instrumental in spreading the word about the new style in the period before the first world war. 

The look is perfect for a romantic bedroom or dining room, where it will cultivate an atmosphere of softness, relaxation, and sensuous indulgence.

Antique Inspiration

The style also has roots in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century and the floral designs by British designer William Morris, so it is a terrific match for homes designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Many of these feature interesting inlays, with unique materials inlaid in the solid wood. 

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Probably the most famous name working in the Art Nouveau style was Louis Comfort Tiffany, an American who saw this beautiful design style in his travels to Europe. He became renowned for his incredible glass creations, especially lamps. Electric light bulbs were still a fairly new invention at the time, and Tiffany knew how to create gorgeous lampshades to shine the light in the most wonderful way, with extravagant mosaic designs of stained glass. Today, Dale Tiffany lamps continue the legacy, and we are proud to stock this superb lighting in our online gallery. The new lamps and chandeliers replicate the original Art Nouveau stained glass lamps using the same hand-rolled art glass techniques, and the hand-cut and hand assembled art glass lampshades sometimes require up to 1,000 individual pieces of glass. If you are looking to add a touch of Art Nouveau to your home, an Art Nouveau Tiffany lamp is a superb place to start!

Art Nouveau Furniture at 

We've got an interesting selection of furniture from the Art Nouveau movement. We offer buffets and armoires in this style, several featuring interesting designs that include marquetry, combining classical swagger with sleek modernism.

Maybe a sideboard could be the regal touch your interior design needs- these feature sleek, straight lines in the carved wood. We also have dining chairs and side chairs available in this style.

If Art Nouveau isn't your thing, we've got other furniture styles available as well, such as Art DecoVictorian and more.

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Art Nouveau FAQ

01 When was the Art Nouveau period?

This style rose to prominence in the late 19th century. It went hand in hand with the modernist movement during the same time period.

02 What inspired Art Nouveau?

The most important organic inspiration for Art Nouveau was the natural world. The sensuous lines and organic forms were created to convey nature's serenity and relaxing effects. The illustrations were also analytically correct, demonstrating improvements in biological knowledge.

03 Can you mix Art Deco and Art Nouveau?

These two forms have nearly melded into one in modern ornamental design, with many people mixing Art Deco's geometric, "Hollywood-style" elegance with Art Nouveau's organic patterns and shapes. Art Deco's colorful, geometric motifs are still fashionable in many homes today.

04 What's the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau?

Whereas Art Deco made an effort to blend older styles with the new, Art Nouveau was a way of progressing interior design. Art Nouveau was intended to be a brand new style entirely. This shows through its unique take on design.

05 What Art Nouveau furniture does offer? offers all sorts of Art Nouveau furniture. Maybe your taste would be a fascinating Art Nouveau buffet. Or maybe there's an Art Nouveau set of chairs in your near future.


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