art nouveau, art deco & design

As a countermovement to the backward-looking historicism, the new trends in the design of utility and ornamental objects in everyday life developed in the course of industrialization. The artists and designers of furniture or ornaments were to no small extent also the architects who designed modern houses and built them according to the new fashion. Around 1900, the Art Nouveau style reached its peak. Museums and exhibition halls were built in this style, as were other public buildings or prominent residences. The spread of strictly geometric shapes was limited to some countries in Europe. In others, Art Nouveau was at home. Here, too, the design elements were redefined with the end of the 19th century. However, not so strict. Flowers and floral patterns went along and covered the surfaces of objects and furniture. In architecture, too, the protagonists were not so geometric but more playful and light.

Already after two decades the design taste has changed and in Paris in 1925 the exhibition “Arts-Décoratifs et Industriels” was held. Art Deco was born and replaced the previous art movements worldwide. Of course, according to local societies and tastes in different variants. The most famous are the French and American Art Deco.

Two world wars did their part in changing the forms and so over the decades we came to the term design that is used today. This gave us the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with their typical shapes and materials. Until the contemporary, the term design has been preserved for objects of everyday life, but also for ornamental objects. And as before, in all decades, often famous architects are the pioneers in the designs.

If one has today an expressive object and this can be assigned to a designer or is even provable by publications or design drawings the price range is possible up to astronomical heights.

It’s a great field of activity with endless different shapes and materials.

At TIBERIUS-AUCTIONS you will always find an exciting offer of world famous objects from famous designers.


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