Georges Fouquet

French jeweller. The son of a goldsmith, Fouquet took over the family firm in 1895 and soon adopted the Art Nouveau style. In 1900 he produced jewellery designed by Alphonse Mucha and won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exposition. Mucha also created the interiors of Fouquet’s shop in 1901 Although initially inspired by nature and Japanese art, he went on to make more geometric pieces with Egyptian motifs, resulting in a revival of his fortunes in the 1920s with the advent of Art Deco.