The designs and textures of these objects clearly show distinctive features of the Art Deco style. Jean Dunand (1877–1942) was a craftworker who learned lacquerwork techniques from a Japanese lacquer-worker, and applied them to Western designs. He earned his place in history as one of the greatest Art Deco artists through novel ideas such as lacquering metals and fabrics.
The Art Deco style attempted to integrate fine arts and industry, and their keen adoration for modernism was reflected in their works. However, as these articles demonstrate, Art Deco artists did not completely abandon the creation of one-off articles by hand.