Both arts and crafts and art nouveau have their beginnings in the Industrial Revolution in the 1850s. With more people making money in the cities, the demand for home decorating increased to higher numbers than ever. Due to mechanisation, imitations of luxury products were easily made and highly accessible. Previous styles of furniture and ornaments […]
Art nouveau was originally seen as a very modern style, turning its back on traditional designs and moving towards a more modern ethos of art and design. It was one of the first styles to use mass production techniques and industrial methods to create pieces. Art Nouveau came from the Arts and Crafts movement, and […]
In 2014 Sotheby’s of New York acquired a collection of seven rare Tiffany lamps, which were put up for auction on December 17th as part of the ‘Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass’ sale. The group of seven lamps was one of the most important collections to come to auction in over a decade. It was originally […]
Running since the 14th February, the Sense and Sensuality: Art Nouveau (1890-1914) exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich continues up to the 14th December. The Art Nouveau movement is known for its decorative features and its combination of the fine and applied arts. Drawing inspiration from the natural forms and structures of […]
Our Tiffany Lamps by American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany are products of the Art Nouveau movement at the end of the nineteenth and start of the twentieth century. These treasured designs are brilliant examples of the expert craftsmanship and style of the time. Have a read about the movement below.
With their colourful stained glass, mosaic patterns and ornate appearance, Tiffany lights are a shining example of the Art Nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. Art Nouveau is a French term that means “New Art”. The movement was born in Europe during the transition between the 19th century and the 20th […]
If you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of a Tiffany lamp you might want to read some tips for how to add an art nouveau feel throughout your home. Carved wood A big feature of the art nouveau era. You can replicate it by adding mouldings to newer furniture or even tracing a motif onto […]