Interior of Boutique Fouquet: design for the fireplace with statuettes, mirror, and the ornamental details of the wall (c.1900)

One of the sketches made for the interior of the Boutique Fouquet, this drawing demonstrates Mucha's vision: the space and the surface should be decorated with organic lines and forms taken from nature.

In this design Mucha's ideal is embodied in the fantastic structure incorporating a shell-shaped fireplace, built-in floral light fittings, two allegorical figures with a clock, a circular mirror installed in the decorative painting - all these decorative elements are united by curving lines and themes from nature to form a harmonious whole.