Carlo Zen
Italian, 1851-1918
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

At the turn of the 20th century, Carlo Zen was the owner of the largest furniture workshop in Milan. Under his direction the firm created ornate pieces in the Stile Floreale, the Italian version of Art Nouveau. Like Art Nouveau in France, Zen’s Italian style showcased luxurious handcraft and materials like inlaid …

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