Art Nouveau and the Applied Arts
Art Nouveau is a French inspired term meaning "new art". It was influential as an international movement of art, architecture and applied arts. What is old is new again!
Definition of Applied Arts
"The applied arts are the application of design and decoration to everyday objects to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is applied in distinction to the fine arts which aims to produce objects which are beautiful and/or provide intellectual stimulation. In practice, the two often overlap." Source: Wikipedia