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What Is Art Deco? Emerging Geometric Influence 

  • The Art Deco style was one of the most popular, dramatic, glamorous & stunning trends ever in the period of the twentieth century and still influences today. Art Deco was also one of the most important design
    movements in the history of design. Art Deco was also referred to as Deco, it is
    the style of visual art, architecture, décor, & design which first appeared
    in France just before world war I
  • The style influences the design of the building, furniture, décor, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains,
    ocean liners & even everyday objects such as radios, music instruments,
    etc. Art
    Deco style
    represented luxury, glamour & faith in social & technological progress.
    If you sound it interesting then read further about its history,
    characteristics & design elements.

Art Deco History  

  • Art Deco was also referred to as Deco, it is
    the style of visual art, architecture, décor, & design which first appeared
    in France just before world war I. It took its name in 1925, short
    for Arts Décoratifs from
    the Exposition Internationale des
    arts décoratifs et industrials Modernes
    International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and
    Industrial Arts) held in

  • Deco gains its style influence by the
    form of cubism, the machine-style, forms of constructivism & futurism, and
    its unifying approached of Art Nouveau. It has some touches of Fauvism,
    elements from Aztec and Egyptian art as well as from Classical Antiquity. Art
    deco was a purely decorative influence and not a philosophical

             LobbyEmpire State
New York City. 
William F. Lamb
opened 1931

  • It began as a reaction against the soft,
    flowing, and floral organic lines of Art Nouveau which were popular at the turn
    of the century.
    Designers and artists started using clean lines, geometric
    shapes, and bold colors as
    opposed to the pastels and organic lines of Art Nouveau.

  • Art Deco was influenced by bold geometric
    forms of cubism and the Vienna Secession (Art movement by Austrian artist).
    Also the bright colors of
    Fauvism (a group of early 20th century modern artists), updated the craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Phillipe I
    (king of the French from 1830 to 1848) and Louis
    XVI (the last king of France)
    and the exotic design styles of India, Japan, Persia, Ancient Egypt, Maya art
    & China.

Art Deco Characteristics  

Art Deco is extremely glamorous,
prestigious & luxurious style it characterizes by Geometric and angular
forms, exotic materials, and linear decoration. The look is strong and bold
with no fuss or romance anywhere in sight.

Art Deco Inspired Metallic Accessory 

Art Deco Signature  Clean Line Pattern 


  • To
    give the glossy & glamorous look it includes high polished & finished
    materials like stainless steel, inlaid wood, and even exotic skins like a shark
    and zebra also the Lacquer, mirror, polished oak, bronze, metal, colored glass, terra cotta, chrome.

  • Also,
    some of the expensive materials like rare wood, ebony, ivory, and silk to give
    a classy
    elegant look.


  • The
    Art Deco pattern is known for its definite
    and clear lines,
    and geometric shapes, decorative and free, often abstract elements that
    are totally different from Art Nouveau retro practices.

  • Jagged,
    stepped or pointed edges,
    chevron patterns,
    stepped forms, sweeping curves, and sunburst motifs were often used in the

Art Deco Elements 

 After understanding the history,
influence & characteristics of Art Deco style, you need to understand the
elements of design that give the added luxury to the extraordinary design.
Below are the design elements:

                Art Deco Bold Color

Art Deco Luxury Furniture 


neutrals — lavish creams and
taupes — as well as basics that popped — the
blackest blacks, a stark white.

spanned the
spectrum from reds to yellows, oranges, and purples, but all of them had a common intensity in hue.

Gold, Metallic blues & charcoal greys to represented the luxury &

of the materials incorporated into Art Deco furniture eg.
Exotic wood, and wood finish (teak, Macassar ebony), Marble (in cabinet/tabletops),
Metals (especially polished metals), Plastics

is recognizable by several distinguishing features like Intricate wood
inlays, Symmetrical or angular lines, Long, smooth, and sweeping curves,
Lavishness – bold colors,
patterns, and prints



  • Geometric chequered black and white statement floor, bold three-dimensional floor  with Cubix or Tripoint patterns
  • Unique herringbone-patterned floor with the luxe color the scheme in neutral tones with a bold splash of black, gold, and silver with golden inlay

Art Deco Chequered Black And White

Art Deco Geometric-inspired
Chandelier Light


  • Art Deco lighting employs a variety of
    finishes to create a distinctive and futuristic
    effect, streamlined, geometric-inspired light fixtures
  • Glass panels light
    bulb, Faceted
    with stepped fan
    silhouettes, large-scale
    ornately cast etched glass

Art Deco Inspired Interior Design 

It is the style of authenticity,
classiness, luxury,
glamour, and many more elegant words
the 20th century. It was one of the internationally influenced & accepted
style of that historic era. After reading the above-provided information,
can recognize the charm of the style and adapt it for your space to give
glamour, luxuries look having the smooth and clean lines &
with it. 

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