Key terms from the design history: Art Deco furniture
Before we start to write furniture, Art Deco let us classify the style. Let’s start with the temporal aspect. It goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. So it is a “contemporary” of the Cubism, Dadaism, surrealism, constructivism, Futurism, Bauhaus. Like all of these, style Art Deco was influenced by scientific achievements in the field of physics, astronomy, sociology, psychoanalysis, technology and communication. These styles and the altered mindset will find a strong impression in the furniture design, and therefore also in the lifestyle of the people. Some designers did at that time. The authors of the Art Deco are pieces of furniture.
Art Deco elements on a spiral staircase in the Vatican
If we want to geographically classified Art Deco to furniture, then we must start clearly with Europe. Concrete is the movement from France. Also the naming comes from the French. It’s a literally decorative art.
This decorative-looking movement was born here in the 20 years of the last century. The Art Deco in the United States and on other continents has developed only in the 30-ies.
The Art Deco furniture were part of an overall movement. She encompassed also architecture, industrial design, as well as decoration and graphics.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the design unfolds in Europe
There is a major breakthrough in the thought – and perceptions of the people
Slowly, the function of resulting determines its shape
How did these decorative art affect the furniture?
Certainly, they discovered also a certain contradiction. We’re talking about Art Deco and furniture. So here’s to an equipment which in fact practical application can get? Certainly it! It is simply furniture that have a decorative value. The latter is possible through some main characteristics.
Dutch Art Deco lamp
Modern Art Deco desk, almost belongs to the Bauhaus
These would be:
Round shapes and stylised straight line guide
Geometric shapes and abstract figures
Many female and animistic shapes
Constructivist, futurist and Cubist influences
Applying architectural principles
Typical for the Art Deco style are the refined metal elements
Art Deco in graphic design and architecture
Although furniture Art Deco today are our main topic. However, we have decided to undertake small digressions in the areas of graphic design and architecture. These will, lead to a better understanding of Interior design in this style we believe.
Organic forms, which in unison with simple geometry highlight the Art Deco character
The crucial turning point is bemerktbar in all architecture and design fields
In graphic design, dominated by the strong, bright shades. They were inspired by the theme of speed, but also of hiking. Also the then modern woman was an important object of Art Deco graphics. Especially their properties such as self-confidence, Schick and energy arrived at these figures strongly to the fore. Often, even famous people have been presented. One of the most distinctive works of Art Deco graphics are Paul Colin’s portrayal of Josephine Baker.
A knitting Ensamble in Art Deco style
Attempts to create a balance between functional and aesthetic are characteristic of the style
In the later Art Deco Designer, these attempts succeed furniture
In the architecture
In architecture, the Art Deco expressed movement in a particular type of metal decoration. It was in clear geometric forms, which have strongly distinguished themselves against the background of the architecture. Names, which you should remember in this respect are: Frank Lloyd Wright (1865-1959), C. F. AnnesleyVoysey (1857-1941), Josef Hoffman (1870-1955), Walter Gropius (1883-1953).
Lights, tiles and mirrors in a distinctive Art Deco atmosphere
Art Deco and Bauhaus furnishings for an optimal working climate
Distinctive Art Deco lamp with glass finishes
And now back to the Art Deco furniture
We now understand how everything has been said to the Art Deco behaves furniture. The character of that is a blend of sophisticated and innovative. Leaving aside the organic shapes and turns the geometric. They are not carved and have sharp corners. The nuances of the Art Deco furnishings are bright and you waive patterns. The symmetry came strongly in the foreground. The natural materials and those that are particularly rare and this precious, were also typical for the Art Deco furniture.
A reduction to the essentials is almost reached in the Art Deco design
A modern Art Deco kitchen, in which you almost the Bauhaus motto “less is more” listen
Slightly later art-deco dining room facility, where the chairs are very decorative