Art Nouveau is a unique design style that flourished from 1890 to 1918 throughout Europe and the United States. Paris, France, the city Rene Lalique was from, was the epicenter of the Art Nouveau movement. To this day, Lalique's iconic Art Nouveau designs are considered to be the epitome of this era. Lasting Art Nouveau styles of architecture still decorate Paris and draw millions of tourists. Common subject matter types of Art Nouveau designs are fairies, insects, animals and ladies with stylized lines.