The many European artistic and decorative styles which were developing and represented Art-Nouveau also inspired industry and craftsmen of this period, who went on to create furniture, tools, clothes, etc. under this new aesthetic pattern. A high level of specialisation and meticulous work was needed to elaborate decorative details in all kinds of materials, which would bring about new professions. Dressmakers, shoe designers, carpenters, metalworkers, jewellers, etc. created a large number of objects, putting in endless hours of work. At times, the aesthetic standards of these objects were more important than practicality.