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  1. Marvellous Entrances

  2. Leadlight Door sets

  3. Ornate Fireplaces

  4. Detailed Fretwork

  5. Art Nouveau Furnishings

  6. Exquisite Panelling

  7. Ornate Verandahs

  8. Art Nouveau Walls and Ceilings

  9. Leadlight Windows
     

Art Nouveau is a decorative style easily recognised by its sinuous, curvilinear forms often based on the exaggeration of vines, flowers and foliage.
 

  • As a reaction to academic art of the 19th century, Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines.

  • Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.[1]
     

  • Art Nouveau is considered a “total” art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils and lighting, as well as the fine arts.

  • According to the philosophy of the Art Nouveau style, art should be a way of life.
     

  • In Australia, Art Nouveau was spread by the growth of art and craft education in technical schools and adopted by various commercial enterprises but it was rarely used for complete room or building schemes. [2]

1. Marvellous Art Nouveau Entrances

Above: Gate of Caste Béranger, Entrance designed by Hector Guimard, a French architect, who is now the best-known representative of the Art Nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Above: Art Nouveau door calle Padua 75 Barcelona, Spain. - by Arnim Schulz

Above: This verandah of a Queen Anne villa in a leafy tree lined street of the Melbourne suburb of Elwood is almost entirely enclosed by ornate lace like fretwork. It is the most perfectly intact example of fretwork on a verandah that I have ever seen in Melbourne. 

Photo by raaen99 on flickr

Below: Alister Brae 24 King Edward Street Pymble, NSW c1904 

Below: Two Belgian leadlight entrances featuring the Oriental Moon design

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2. Leadlight Art Nouveau Door Sets

In an era of industrialisation, Art Nouveau defied the norms of contemporary society by emphasising craftsmanship and traditional techniques over sloppy mass production. 

Stunning examples of Art Nouveau architecture can still be seen throughout the world, offering a visual delight for everyone keen to discover them.

From the most colourful exteriors to custom furnishings and nature-inspired designs of the interiors, Art Nouveau buildings create an atmosphere of artistic freedom that no other architectural style can match.

And in between are the Art Nouveau doors that reflect the subtle elegance of this style.

As soon as you see an Art Nouveau door, you know that there is another world hiding behind it and you simply must have a look at that mysterious world.

Read more: A collection of Art Nouveau doors from around the world … Jul 20, 2016 Alex .A

Admirable art nouveau lines are a luxurious product: old Art Nouveau master pieces are rarely designed nowadays because of its need for high design talents together with high craftsmen capabilities, where maximum need for harmony between designer and workers is required.

Read  more: Artnouveau Door by Mohamed Amin Sherif

3. OrnateArt Nouveau Fireplaces

Tiled and cast fronts became fashionable during the Hanoverian era and were made to either obscure or embellish a larger chimney opening.

Especially designed fronts can be easily installed against a 22” high by 16” wide chimney opening with the existing tapered firebrick found in many homes constructed between the 1920s and 1980s.

 

Antique reproductions of  each Art Nouveau fireplace design are commercially available.

An optional cast back with grate, for a complete solid fuel fireplace, which can be inserted into the chimney opening.

Fireplaces can also be fitted as a gas fire with remote control.

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