On 4 October it is World Animal Day and that means that animals should get extra attention. Dogs, cats, rabbits, deer, birds, swans, butterflies, owls and all other animals get a special treatment on this day. Art Nouveau artists usually drew their inspiration from nature. It is not strange that elegant and wild animals and bugs, such as butterflies and dragonflies, were very popular in the Art Nouveau style. During the twenties and thirties, animals in the Art Deco style were often used as architectonical details. Exotic influences also played a role during these years. This is why the house cat, who finds its origins in the Egyptian wild cat, became popular with Art Deco artists. The stylized and geometrical shapes give the animals an attractive look. At Art Deco Web Store, many products are available in which the animal plays the lead role, so do not just spoil your pet on this day, but also yourself or another animal lover with a special animal gift from Art Deco Web Store.
The date of World Animal Day goes back to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. The cared about the fate of those suffering from leprosy but also the poor, homeless, plants and animals. In 1929, during an international congress of associations that help protect animals in Vienna, it was decided that World Animal day should be celebrated on the 4th of October. The purpose of Animal Day is to let people know that animals have rights and need to be protected. It is not just to spoil pets as many people also participate in Eat No Animals Day and do not eat meat and fish on 4 October.
This category has a selection of the most beautiful home furnishings in animal shapes or with an animal theme. There are many sculptures of animal figures, made of bronze or glass. They come in the shape of a cat, pelican, polar bear, turtle, parrot, swan, horse, woodpecker and many, many other animals. Have a look in the categories Sculptures and Glass objects to find all sculptures in the shape of animals. A sculpture is a perfect gift for yourself or for another animal lover as you will always have an animal close to you.
Other than the most beautiful collection of animal sculptures, Art Deco Web Store also has a lot of home furnishings available that have an animal as their motif. A cushion with a peacock, a paperweight with an owl, a wall decoration in the shape of butterflies and a mug with the stylistic fish by Escher. This is only a handful from our collection. Discover beautiful, elegant pieces of jewellery with animals in the category Jewellery and visit the category Tiffany lamps to view many animal lamps: atmospheric and sweet.
Have a look around Art Deco Web Store and discover the animals in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco style.