Art Deco

Art Deco is a design style originating in the 1920’s and 1930’s characterized by geometric shapes, rich colours and a representation of luxury and modernism. The style emerged after World War I and was thought to be heavily influenced by the transformation in culture, industrialisation and technology during the time period. The term can be applied to many forms of art and design such as furniture, architecture, photography, film, fashion, transport and decorative art that explored bold and contemporary designs.

The event that marked the zenith of the style and gave it its name was the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts which took place in Paris from April to October in 1925.