Art Deco Style Home Furniture Styles
Art deco began in Europe, particularly Paris, in the early years of the 20th century, but didn’t really take off until after World War I. It was popular until the outbreak of World War II. Art Deco was purely decorative and was as elegant, functional, and ultra modern. The Empire State Building in the United States is a classic architecture example of the art deco design era.
The furniture is made in strong vertical lines and simple geometric and angular shapes.
The style makes use of bold and bright colors. Think Blue, Red!
Deco pieces are made of exotic woods. Bakelite and Formica are also used extensively.
A characteristic feature of this style is mixing up of opposing elements example: rare and expensive jade and inexpensive bakelite.
Low chairs are often used which indicate greater informality in surroundings.
Many of the Art Deco furniture designers had distinctive styles of their own and their work is now highly valued and very collectable. Art Deco is a popular choice for antique furniture shoppers.