Elies Rogent singled out architectural student Antoni Gaudi at graduation declaring Who knows if we have given a diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell
At the turn of the 20th century Europe was inspired by the sinuous style Art Nouveau as artists and architects produced sensuous lines more eloquent than words
Archibald Knox and Liberty of London are names inextricably linked, especially when we consider the up swell of indigenous British design at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Feeding on other European arts and crafts-influenced groups and fuelled by interest in the Oriental taste French art nouveau designers established a group at Nancy, Alsace-Lorraine, during the mid- 1890’s. It was centred on the works of Emile Galle (glass and furniture designer) and Louis Maj’orelle (metalwork and furniture). The…