ART DECO, Design in a World of Change


 The term “ART  DECO”  only came into popular usage during the late sixties.

Art Deco is derived from the Parisian Exposition in 1925 or Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Today, the subscription is covering a complex of trends in the decorative arts, in general roughly between 1909 and 1939. A lot of elements of the style lingered well into the 1940s and 1950s. From the early French designers in 1909 creating exclusive and expensive designs  for a wealthy clientele into the Modern era with functional designs like household equipment and cheaper furniture made with tubular steel, it al ended up as Art Deco.  So the luxurious Art Deco style faced pressure from the modern design movements in other countries and from the changes that were taking place in society like World War I & II, the 1930 Crash and the Depression

Through the evolution of Art Deco design we can witness how the world was changing…



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