Furnish your home in the Art Deco style

The Art Deco style

When it comes to art deco, luxurious style settings immediately come to mind Great Gatsby and it is therefore possible that we start to want to be able to bring some of that atmosphere into our homes as well.

Art deco is a phenomenon that has involved the way ofart, dell’architecture of the design and of fashion, which became an icon especially in America in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Today, after a hundred years, there are still some characteristics of this decorative style that are re-proposed in the world offurniture, both in a classic and contemporary way.

Art Deco: the recurring forms

Unlike the typical style of Art Nouveau, which developed almost in the same years and characterized by sinuous shapes, the Art Deco style is recognizable for the choice of a zig zag, chess and elements a sunburst.

In the photo, the Art Deco pattern of the Astoria tiles from Mainzu

The Art Deco style for ceramic coverings

The indoor tile is perfect for those who want to give a touch of elegance and refinement to their bathroom Period Deco from Iperceramica.

Art Deco style - Hyperceramic - Deco Epoque wall tilesIn the photo, Iperceramica Deco Epoque tiles

This is a stoneware wall tiles sold in size 20×20 cm which is particularly appropriate given the historical period it wants to recall.

It can be laid both on the wall and on the floor, or combined with single-color tiles that recall the cream, black and dove-gray tones that characterize it.

Another example to decorate the bathroom with Art Deco style coverings are the tiles of the line Art Deco Trends from Mainzu.

Art Deco tiles - Gatsby - MainzuIn the photo, Gatsby tiles from Mainzu

The intent of the designers was precisely to evoke the visual harmony typical of the 1920s, with a collection entirely made of black and white. The names of the different decorations, in fact, recall precisely the classy settings that characterized that period: Gatsby, Astoria, Duke e Charlestone.

Art Deco: the recurring colors

The colors that characterize the Art Deco interiors are i pastel tones with contrasting colors such as blue and pink or green and beige. Or you can find them bright colors such as purple or petrol green, combined with bright decorations in oro o in silver.

Interior in Art Deco style - Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel - Ottiu furnishingsIn the photo, Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow, made with Ottiu furnishings

The palettes that are then created are always highly sought after and characterizing. Our advice is to be daring in the combination of different materials looking for a few characterizing colors that are the protagonists.

The Art Deco style for upholstered furniture

Art Deco-style furnishings in pastel colors are still very trendy today, especially in the world of armchairs and gods sofas.

The Portuguese company Ottiu has decided to focus on the reinterpretation of Art Deco that characterized the golden years of Hollywood, designing a unique collection of furniture.

Art Deco armchair - Greta - OttiuIn the photo, Greta armchair by Ottiu

As the name suggests, the armchair Greta is a tribute to the actress Greta Garbo. Coated in draped velvet and supported by long legs in antique brass, always finished with extremely elegant brass details, this armchair is designed to adapt to any environment where you want to add a refined touch.

The typically Art Deco elongated curves also inspired the company Muranti Furniture in the design of the sofa Ruby.

Art Deco sofa - Ruby - MorantiIn the photo, Ruby sofa by Muranti

The lines that characterize it are highlighted by golden profiles which decorate the soft velvet color rosso rubino.

Art Deco: the recurring materials

The typical refinement of Art Deco furnishings is given above all by the use of refined materials that alone are able to embellish an environment such as inlaid woods, lacquering, skins e golden details.

Art Deco sideboards - Bertelè MobiliIn the photo, Art Deco style sideboards by Bertelè Mobili

Therefore, if you want to choose pieces in Art Deco style to furnish some environments, you have to focus on iconic elements, to be combined with more neutral accessories that highlight them even more.

The Art Deco style for wooden furniture

The wood it is a material widely used in the Art Deco style, but intended as a precious material. The wooden deco furniture, in fact, are recognized in the meantime by the choice of essences which are often very valuable, such as ebony, rosewood, oak, walnut, cherry or briar. Or the wood can be enhanced with inlays or lacquers.

Bertelè furniture is a company that proposes classic style furnishings, revisited in a contemporary key.

Art Deco style bedside tables - Bertelè MobiliIn the photo, Art Deco style bedside tables by Bertelè Mobili

These bedside tables, for example, are made of oak burl with central inlay and decorative brass edges. An exclusive piece for bedrooms with a refined style.

One of the most iconic Art Deco furnishings still in production is the chair Barrel from Cassina Spa. Made by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937 to complete the initial project of 1904, it is a piece of furniture that is characterized by the considerable technical constructive complexity.

Art Deco chair - Barrel - CassinaIn the photo, Barrel chair by Cassina

This chair is made up of 37 pieces carefully connected to the other parts, all of them joints are derived from it solid wood and the final structure is meticulously finished by hand. You can choose between the structure in natural cherry, walnut or black stained or in canaletto walnut and the cushion in leather or fabric.

The Art Deco style for metal objects

Another material particularly used for Art Deco furniture is metal, in particular with golden finish with a glossy effect.

Art Deco style - Augustine mirror - Maisons du MondeIn the photo, Agostino mirror by Maisons du Monde

This mirror of Houses of the world for example, it recalls Art Deco for both curved shapes, which for the fine decoration a vertical golden lines, which enhance its particularity. It is perfect for an elegant entrance or for a bedroom that you want to give a refined touch.

Even Art Deco lamps are almost always characterized by metal details and shapes with elongated curves.

Art Deco style - Tiare lamp - ObjetinsoliteIn the photo, Objetinsolite’s Tiare lamp

This example of chandelier of the French brand Unusual Object it is characterized precisely by the structure that surrounds the lampshade, with typically Art Deco lines.
The finishes of the metal part are available in various finishes ranging from bronze, nickel to gold.

Tropical Art Deco

We cannot talk about Art Deco without considering the phenomenon of the city of Miami.
Between 1923 and 1943 many buildings were built that define theArt Deco Historic Districts, which is the place with the greatest concentration of buildings in this style.

In Florida, Art Deco develops a decorative trend characterized by recurring elements such as flamingos, palme e flowers and yes pastel shades like pink, light blue, yellow and mint green. For this to define the style of Miami we can speak of Tropical Art Deco.

Letter from Tropical Art Deco parati - EijfingerIn the photo, Eijffinger’s Palm wallpaper

Wallpaper can be an example of furnishing the living room with a tropical Art Deco touch Palm from Eijffinger characterized by a decorative vegetal motif, with tropical leaves which, thanks to the pastel pink shades, recall the typical style of Miami beach.

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