The Nabis' contribution to the decorative arts, although essential, is still unknown. The question of the decorative as a fundamental principle of the unity of creation was raised when the group was formed in the late 1880s by those artists who wanted to break the boundary between fine and applied arts. True pioneers of modern decoration, Bonnard, Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Sérusier, Ranson, Vallotton, defended an art directly related to life. They created original, joyful and rhythmic works to enhance contemporary interiors in response to the aesthetics of the then popular pastiche. The Nabis'