Happy Birthday Jacques Emile Ruhlmann! Art Deco style cabinetmaker, Ruhlmann was born in Paris in 1879. He assumed the family decorating business at age 28. Ruhlmann worked in the Art Deco style, which reached its height in the 1920s and was even named Art Deco’s greatest artist by the New York Times. He designed exotic one of a kind furniture pieces of the finest materials such as Macassar ebony or rosewood inlaid with ebony or tortoiseshell. His furniture tended to be elegant and curvaceous, as well as comfortable. His work became progressively more modern as time went by.