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Art Deco

"Art Deco swept in with a flourish in the twenties and I love it."

"The softer tones of Art Nouveau are replaced by the lime greens and oranges and mauves."

Mayan and Aztec art seem to be a big influence. The ziggurat is a recurring motif as are fans, sunrises and stylized animals and flowers.

They were also into fast cars and trains and if you think of the ornaments and posters you can get the feel of the time and the excitement.

Walls were mostly pale. Plenty papers available with the typical motifs and stenciled or wallpaper borders imaginatively used.

Parquet flooring was popular. Rugs are bold and geometric and linoleum widely used. Simple curtains with possibly a pelmet.

 

Itís the furniture though that is particularly distinctive. The techniques for moulding plywood make it easy to make these fabulous rounded pieces.

Exotic woods like birdís eye maple and sycamore, and we have leather and chrome, and mirror glass everywhere

This is the time of the cocktail cabinet and those great clocks and radios

Fabulous bronze figures and funky pottery with bright geometric designs.

Art Deco at the Geffrye Museum London and furniture by Jan Cavelle

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