Art Deco

The post-World War I years are illustrated by both the elaborate luxury goods of French Art Deco and by the socially conscious designs that came from Bauhaus and similar movements such as the De Stijl movement in the Netherlands.
In France, designers such as Jacques Emile Ruhlmann carried on the challenging art of the 18th century French ébénistes by designing elaborate furniture made of exotic woods: Ruhlmann's ivory-ornamented cabinet in the collection serves as a representative masterpiece.

cabinet with fine inlay of ivory, designed by Jacques Emile Ruhlmann
Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann: cabinet, 1920

Other typical examples of the French Art Deco include glasswork by René Lalique, whose statuette Suzanne is considered one of his most famous creations. Visitors can also see silver works by Ernest Cardeilhac and Jean Tétard as well as ceramics by Auguste Delaherche, Edouard Cazaux and others.


Art Deco (5 images)


Museum beim Markt
Karl-Friedrich-Str. 6
D - 76133 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0)721 / 926 65 78

Opening hours and entrance fees

Sat - Sun and public holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Adults: €2
Concession rates: €1
Students: €0.50
(including small special exhibits)
Annual pass: €30
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