of Fragrance Bottles
28 June (Tue), 2011 to 5 February(Sun), 2012
In early 20th century Europe, fashion, personal accoutrements and other furnishings of daily life were beautified by a variety of design styles that included influences from aesthetic movements like Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Chinoiserie, and Japonisme. Perfume bottle design was one prime example of this trend to bring aesthetic pleasure into the decoration of everyday items.
This exhibition introduced a collection of fragrance bottles created by designers like jewelry crafter René Lalique and a host of others from the art and fashion worlds, as well as a selection of numerous superb examples created by Shiseido itself.