At this time, a new artistic movement was taking
Some of the best known artists from the Ecole de Nancy include Emile Gallé, Louis Majorelle, Antonin Daum, Victor Prouvé, Jacques Gruber and Eugène Vallin. They took nature as their main source of inspiration, representing it with fluid lines and asymmetric compositions.
In 1901, Emile Gallé set out the basic tenets of the association known as the "Ecole de Nancy" or the "Provincial Alliance of Art Industries". Its aims included developing artistic teaching in tune with local industrial activities. It encompassed all areas of industry: glass, earthenware, textiles, leather, wood, metal, etc.
The artists often worked together, collaborating on architectural projects such as those of Lucien Weissenburger and Emile André.
The Ecole de Nancy Museum, which occupies the former home of the patron and collector, Eugène Corbin, recaptures the atmosphere of 1900. Emile Gallé is held in a prominent position here.
The Musée des Beaux-arts contains a collection of more than 300 pieces of Daum glassware.