The Art Deco Trend is rather influential in the world of interior design, inspiring especially textile and furniture design. Art Deco is the new mid-century modernism interior trend. As one of the most inspiring, opulent and glamorous periods in design history, hints of Art Deco are popping up in detailing on tables, chairs, lighting and the mixed metals trend also give a nod to the style. Today, the Best Design Books blog will show you a trinity of design moodboards that are based on this incredibly artistic movement.
First, let’s talk a bit about the origins of this trendy style. The Art Deco movement had its inception in the 1920s and 1930s in France. Here, the style was used in a combination of newly developed materials and luxurious ones, from ivory to mahogany as well as shagreen, chrome and plate-glass.
A few years later, the movement made its way to America where artists and architects celebrated the idea of modern life through their use of new materials and emphasis on luxury.
With the dawn of Art Deco, furniture and decor moved beyond just function and transformed into sculptures that mimicked architecture. It was all about smooth and streamlined surfaces, vertical lines, and geometric patterns such as zigzags, chevrons, and starbursts.
From a color perspective, pink continues to be very strong in decoration. Given that, we expect colors that complement the blush hue to do very well, specifically, olive green, oxblood, and navy.
The new Art Deco is a bit more streamlined than the old Art Deco, filtered through a modern sensibility. It’s fresh, colorful and playful, just what the interior design scene needs right now.
Nowadays, furnishings in the Art Deco feature sculptural lines, both curved and geometric. When it comes to rugs, wallpaper and upholstery, geometric patterns are making the biggest impact. Lastly, rather than whitewashed woods, this style favours burl woods with rich and grainy patterns.
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