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Resonances. Encounter between Art Nouveau and plastic design

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@Design Museum Brussels

After its short flourishing life, Art Nouveau continued to be a strong aesthetic reference in the history of design all through the 20th century. Resonances proposes a series of dialogues between the Plastic Design Collection and a selection of Art Nouveau pieces from a Brussels private collection. Beyond the classic historical definition of a new style or a new material, the exhibition highlights the patterns through which modernity was sought for in two different technologically hectic periods. Swirling whiplash curves, flowing structural lines, exotic floral patterns and fantastic dream-like environments show how Art Nouveau’s quest for natural plasticity reverberates in the alchemic nature of plastic.