Art Deco design movement

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  • Art Deco
    • Originally a French phenomenon that was influential in the early 20th century.
    • Thought to be highly modern and elegant but anti-mass production.
    • Focused on one-off, expensive products made from precious materials like snakeskin, ivory and crystal.
    • Soon, plastics, glass and steel were used for decorative purposes.
    • Art Deco style influenced by Art Nouveau, Futurism, African art and egyptian cultures.
    • In furniture and other styling, made use of geometric shapes and zigzag patterns or ornamental inlays imitating ivory or tortoiseshell.
    • Influenced the design of many mass-produced products that were made from new materials e.g. aluminium.
    • Used extensively in domestic interiors and architecture between 1920 and 1939.
    • Poiret, Chanel and Schiaparelli were all influential designers of the Art Deco era.


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