1893: Victor Horta builds the Hôtel Tassel in Brussels, which is considered to be the first Art Nouveau building.
Louis Comfort Tiffany creates a new process for the making of vases and bowls, the “favrile” technique, a handcrafted technic of glass-blowing, that allows numerous effects.
1894: Edmond Picard uses the term “Art Nouveau” for the first time in the Belgian revue L’Art moderne.
1895: Siegfried Bing opens his shop “L’Art Nouveau”, 22 rue de Chauchat in Paris.
1897: Creation of the “Sezessionstil” by Joseph Hoffmann in Vienna. This movement, which also includes Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and Koloman Moser, is chaired by Gustav Klimt.
1897-1899: Josef Maria Olbrich creates the Secession building in Vienna.