Unique And Timeless Art Nouveau Tables
Art Nouveau is a design style that flourished during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and permeated architecture, decoration, furniture like tables and the visual arts. Developed in Europe, the movement celebrated “art for art’s sake” and emphasized fluid, undulating shapes inspired by nature. Tables created in the Art Nouveau style had simple lines, inlays and an organic feel that can be seen replicated in artwork, architectural elements and other types of furniture in this period. Art Nouveau tables can be recognized by their whiplash lines, which are curving and swirling lines that are found in nature. These lines, rarely found in furniture except in the Art Nouveau style, can be found in Art Nouveau tables in both the legs and table tops. This was an attempt at making functional tables that were useful as well as beautiful.
Many Art Nouveau tables have inlays in the table tops. These inlays were made out of various types of organic materials, such as shell, stained glass and stone, to give the top of the table a unique and decadent look. Inlays made out of these materials provide a natural element to the table top, which adds to the connection between civilization and nature that many Art Nouveau creators were after.