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Antonio Gaudi Art Nouveau Architecture Barcelona Spain
Antonio Gaudi Art Nouveau Architecture Barcelona Spain

Barbara Hepworth Famous British Sculptor
Barbara Hepworth Famous British Sculptor

Diego Giacometti sculpture sculptural metal furniture
Diego Giacometti sculpture sculptural metal furniture

Herbert Benninghoff Carved wood Sculpture
Herbert Benninghoff Carved Wood Sculpture

Architecture Guimard Art Nouveau Gate
Castel Beranger Architecture Guimard Art Nouveau Gate

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Door Detail Eugene Gaillard - Art Nouveau Furniture

Door Detail - Eugene Gaillard - Art Nouveau Furniture (1862 -1933)

The Art Nouveau Movement - New Art movement was an international design impulse encompassing and applying to most if not all of the arts and crafts including, architecture, painting, pottery, metalwork, printing and furniture. It reached its zenith of popularity at the turn of the last century (1890 to 1905). Art Nouveau means New Art and was a reaction to "academic art." Art Nouveau was also being explored and developed in Germany under the name Jugendstil.

While this web site is primarily dedicated to portraying examples of Art Nouveau Furniture, architecture, including doors and windows it will also show other sources of inspiration behind the development of my design ideas.

Certainly, I have been greatly inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and in particular the furniture of Louis Majorelle. I also enjoy the style of Antonio Gaudi and traveled to Barcelona in 1985 especially to view his fascinating architecture. Maori carving of New Zealand, where I lived for a year and the sumptuous organic intricacy of Celtic metal work and jewelry inspired a profound interest and recognition that these instinctive and traditional peoples had a lively intimacy with nature which profoundly influenced their crafts. The Celts followed intuitively the forms and formative processes found everywhere in nature.

Beyond these rich studies the major influence behind the compositions of my sculpted furniture remains the extensive art training I received at
Emerson College in England.

Julian Hamer

Antoni Gaudi - Mila Vestibule Gate - Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi - Mila Vestibule Gate - Barcelona

(This is an interest only website. None of these pieces are for sale. I do not own any of the furniture pieces shown here. I wish I did. Many people have contacted me wanting to buy the Giacometti table. Unfortunately, I do not have one.)

A word about Art Deco. Art Deco was a popular international art design movement from 1925 until the 1940s. It reach the height of its glory with those thousands of gorgeous movie theaters many of which are now being restored. In may ways I prefer Art Deco to Art Nouveau. Perhaps it is the rich and bold use of color.

In Redding, California The Cascade Theater is one those former movie theaters that has been painstakingly renovated and is well worth a visit. You can find more information on my Furniture Design Studio site or on the Cascade Theater web site.


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Art Nouveau Furniture by Majorelle Beautiful Chest or Buffet Sideboard
Art Nouveau Furniture by Majorelle Beautiful Chest or Buffet Sideboard

Eugene Gaillard Breakfront
Eugene Gaillard Breakfront

Celtic Bronze Mirror
Celtic Bronze Mirror

Maori Wood Carving New Zealand
Maori Wood Carving - New Zealand

Architecture The Goetheanum Rudolf Steiner Donach Switzerland
Architecture The Goetheanum Rudolf Steiner Donach Switzerland




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