OPR House, has an Art Deco taste Design, in it’s Luxury Furniture
Know more about Art Deco
What is Art Deco
Art Deco, an art and design style popular in the 1920s and 1930s, began in Paris as a result of a large decorative arts exhibition in 1925 (Art Noveux). It quickly spread all over the world where it found use in fine art, architecture, fashion design and decorative arts.
Art Deco celebrated modern life and emphasized luxury and sophistication.
Art Deco works featured new materials like chrome, Bakelite (a type of plastic), chrome and plate glass, as well as costly materials like ivory, mahogany and dark lacquered surfaces.
Lacquering was a process that coated materials like wood with many layers of resins to create hard shiny surfaces.
When you look at an Art Deco building or object, you see common elements like geometric shapes, often in the form of zigzags or chevrons (upside down V forms).
Art Deco emphasized vertical lines and smooth streamlined surfaces and often used bold colors and high contrasts. Art Deco’s development in the 1920s coincided with the rise of machines like airplanes, automobiles, and trains, and elements of these modern industrial things can also be seen filtered into decorative arts.
The creation of furniture to fit into new interior spaces figured prominently in Art Deco.
Let’s look at some examples.
Art Deco Furniture
Furniture created during Art Deco’s early years tended to be an expensive luxury.
In the 1920s, the major Paris department stores established decorating departments to provide consumers with everything from large furniture pieces to light fixtures and cocktail sets.
Wood Art Deco Furniture
Some furniture used rich hard woods like ebony or macassar, and also featured veneers, or very thin layers of wood used as a surface covering, of exotic woods like zebrawood and mahogany
High Contrast and Luxury Surfaces
Other Art Deco furniture incorporated modern materials like aluminum and chrome.
Chairs, dressers and cabinets featured smooth, highly polished surfaces that reflected light, emphasizing their newness and modernity. Bold colors like black and red were popular.
If the furniture was upholstered, it often used leather, shagreen (which is tanned shark or ray skin), or exotic furs.
“Stephanie Przybylek” – Master degree In Art History