Art Deco was an artistic movement that flourished from the 1920s until the early 1940s that influenced the visual and decorative arts, architecture and fashion.
It was an eclectic style that took inspiration from many different phenomena of its era which often contrasted with one another: the Primitive Arts and Cubism, newly developed Jazz music but at the same time a return to the pure and geometric lines of Classicism. Art Deco was enriched with bright colours and new and daring forms such as bold geometric designs, crystal-like forms and human and animal motifs turned into original decorative patterns.
New materials were used in the construction of furniture and objects such as aluminium, steel, lacquer, inlaid wood, leather, ivory and tortoise shell.
This style is currently coming back in fashion thanks to the many different re-interpretations offered by artists and furniture manufacturers, who constantly present us with new creations that can transform our house into a modern unusual living space.