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In its essence, Art Noveau was a reaction to the academic art of the 19th Century. Named for Siegfried Bing's Maison de l'Art Nouveau gallery and shop in Paris, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. It shaped art, architecture and applied art, and was big till around 1910, when it was gazumped by Art Deco.

There is a likely chance that in the attic of every home a box has been laying in dust for a generation or two, or three. Think of your attic door like a regularly ignored gateway. Now, take a moment to picture yourself staring at it, 'what’s up there again?' a subconscious voice inquires. Simply gazing at the cutout in the ceiling won’t give an inch of a hint but 'we might have time for a look,' curiosity responds. Lets unhitch the portal, drag down those foldable stairs and stretch ourselves upwards into the attic of our childhood.