Invest in furniture from antique stores or high-end auction houses. Learn how to bring Art Nouveau-inspired interior design to your home with natural materials, muted colors, and soft, curved lines. Most Art Nouveau furniture was based on the influential designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was known for his extremely high-backed chairs in shiny black lacquer.
A more conservative option would be more curved shapes, upholstered with stylized floral fabrics. However, furniture was not a major element of Art Nouveau design, and the focus was mainly on beautiful and elaborate ornaments. Typical Nouveau glass was iridescent with liquid oil patterns. Glassware also came in more opaque material, with detailed engraved designs.
It is worth mentioning the “cameo” glass by Galle, which has a relief design cut out of glass with acid. The Tiffany lamp in the shape of an umbrella with favorable glass in bright colors between bronze and metal trusses was a symbol of the art nouveau period, very expensive, and now thousands of lower quality imitations have been made. Silver and pewter were also popular materials for ornaments, and today it's not difficult to find Mackintosh-style watches, frames and jewelry boxes. Anyone who wants to include Art Nouveau furniture in their home should first know the main features that distinguish this style.
This style of furniture is often seen as a more elegant alternative to traditional Victorian furniture.