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Focus On Style: Art Deco

Art Deco ‎is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era.  The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film.  The term "art deco" was first used widely in 1966, after an exhibition in Paris, 'Les Années 25' sub-titled Art Deco, celebrating the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) that was the culmination of style moderne in Paris. At its best, art deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity.

Art Deco's linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the flowing asymmetrical organic curves of its predecessor style art nouveau; it embraced influences from many different styles of the early twentieth century, including neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism and drew inspiration from ancient Egyptian and Aztec forms. Although many design movements have political or philosophical beginnings or intentions, art deco was purely decorative.

We have included some examples of how you may incorporate Art Deco into your aesthetic at the slideshow below.

Decorating your home is very personal. The piece must not only reflect your needs, but also your personality. We carry a wide selection of furniture and accents for both you and your home. Come see yourself in our furniture.

We also buy items and/or estates. It's best to email information and photos to: mpass33@hotmail.com

Antique Mall Of West Seattle

Space #21 in the Basement

4516 California Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98116

Sherman Oaks Antique Mall

Space #136

14034 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


We have compiled a list of what we think

are some of the most comprehensive resources

on antiques and collectibles.


We have also made it easy for you

to purchase these books 

by providing a direct link to a sister site

where you can add these to your collection. 


Just click on the item to be taken there directly.