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Art Déco Interior

Born almost a century ago, between 1910 and 1920, Art Deco paintings are making a comeback. From the era of the Great Gatsby, these decadent interiors are back! Find rich purples, emerald greens and dark blue hues, with the required golden or brass accents of course. Let's not forget the patterned wallpaper and geometrical shapes. Whether you're planning on going full out or simply dabbling with an Art Deco theme, add a touch of glamour to your home with Artsper's selection of rich and colorful artworks.

Quick History Lesson: The Art Deco movement got its name from the french “art décoratif" around the time of the Universal Exposition in Paris of 1925. Mostly involving architecture and interior design, this art movement has notably given us works using goldsmith and stained glass. Yet, there's also a great deal of Art Deco sculptures and prints out there, recognizable by their timeless style. One just needs to look at the Chrysler Building or Empire State in New York for an example.

Unlike Art Nouveau, Art Deco artists reject the curved style and opt for a more classical and linear aesthetic, rich in cubist-inspired geometric patterns. Two words suffice when describing Art Deco: colorful and geometrical. 

Art Deco was one of the first interior design trends to know international popularity and fame. First exported from France towards other european countries, Art Deco was quickly present in Africa and North America. It eventually made its way to big Asian metropolises, like Tokyo with the Palace of Prince Asaka or the decadent homes of Hong Kong and Shanghai…

So, what does the Art Deco style consist of? The furniture collection that came out of this time period is quite extensive, placing comfort as a strong priority. The “club chair" for example, is usually well stuffed and covered with velvet or leather; the ideal spot after a long day. The “divan" was another featured piece of the Art Deco style, along with the “cosy corner," a hybrid between seating and bookshelves, that gained traction at this time.

Tables came in all shapes (oval, round or rectangular) typically with rounded angles, and stood on one central foot. As for the coffee tables, they were usually topped with a glass pane.  

Gold details were perfectly contrasted by the deep intensity of colors like emerald green and plum purple. Wallpapers tended to be graphic and covered the walls of living rooms and bedrooms.

In terms of materials, minimalist colors were used to highlight the different types of wood. In the 1920s, it was mostly mahogany, ebony, cedar and rosewood. Contrasts between light and dark wood were often attempted. Maple is quite versatile, and offered the artists of Art Deco a palette of reds and grays, with hints of blue and green. Back lacquered furniture was also quite prominent.

The Great Gatsby perfectly demonstrates the Art Deco spirit, since Fitzgerald himself spoke of a "movement born in the champagne of rediscovered peace". Art Deco also took the form of painting, completing the aesthetic, from large-format portrait paintings to abstract paintings with graphic motifs, such as those from Ludovic Mercher.

If you're looking for decoration ideas, consider adding a sculpture by Bernard Rives or Orlinski for example, to immediately give character to your interior. 

When we hear Art Deco, we think extraordinary chandeliers, glass decanters arranged on shelves, and stunning Art Deco paintings or prints....

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Our recommendations Etienne, Le baiser, Sculpture

Etienne

Le baiser, 2010
33 x 43 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$9,196

Thomas Danel, Beige infini, Painting

Thomas Danel

Beige infini, 2019
125 x 75 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,358

Our recommendations Wilma Tabacco, Slip Side 2, Painting

Wilma Tabacco

Slip Side 2, 2003
56 x 76 x 6 cm
Painting

$3,773

Our recommendations François Morellet, 2 trames de chevrons-négatif, Print

François Morellet

2 trames de chevrons-négatif, 1960
62 x 62 cm
Print

$1,768

Evert den Hartog, Ijsbeer No. 3, Sculpture

Evert den Hartog

Ijsbeer No. 3, 2015
38 x 57 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$9,372

Samir Tlatli, Éclairage, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Éclairage, 2014
63 x 90 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,768

Nikolas Fouré, Un peu nuage 0,11, Fine Art Drawings

Nikolas Fouré

Un peu nuage 0,11, 2015
52 x 67 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,061

Pierre Daquin, Interface #4, Painting

Pierre Daquin

Interface #4, 1980
109 x 109 cm
Painting

$7,663

Renato D'Agostin, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Photography

Renato D'Agostin

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 2015
48 x 32 cm
Photography

$4,657

Noz, 1838, Painting

Noz

1838, 2016
82 x 117 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,895

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Raise The Caliber, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Raise The Caliber, 2015
61 x 46 cm
Print

$589

Our recommendations Vik Muniz, Woman with fan, after Picasso (Pictures of Pigment), Photography

Vik Muniz

Woman with fan, after Picasso (Pictures of Pigment), 2007
152.5 x 101.6 cm
Photography

$37,000

Salfo Dermé (Yabré), Danseuse, Sculpture

Salfo Dermé (Yabré)

Danseuse, 2017
47 x 9 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$2,122

Our recommendations Marion Zimmermann, New York City Streets - Empire State Building, Painting

Marion Zimmermann

New York City Streets - Empire State Building, 2016
120 x 80 x 1.2 cm
Painting

$1,639

Agata Stomma, A couple in sepia colour, Painting

Agata Stomma

A couple in sepia colour, 2018
65 x 81 cm
Painting

$3,183

Thomas Danel, Bleu profond, Painting

Thomas Danel

Bleu profond, 2019
150 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,947

Béatrice Bescond, Prométhée 3, Painting

Béatrice Bescond

Prométhée 3, 2001
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$7,368

Béatrice Bescond, N.Y. 2001, Painting

Béatrice Bescond

N.Y. 2001, 2002
130 x 130 x 2 cm
Painting

$8,842

Camille Piaton, Déclinaison 5, Painting

Camille Piaton

Déclinaison 5, 2020
115 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$3,419

Feng Hatat, Porsche en détail, Photography

Feng Hatat

Porsche en détail, 2017
60 x 90 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,179

Joaquim Falcó, Lampara, Painting

Joaquim Falcó

Lampara, 2013
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,650

God Sylver, Gods are money, Painting

God Sylver

Gods are money, 2017
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,155

Jeanne, REF 9-14 - Mercedes 1936, Painting

Jeanne

REF 9-14 - Mercedes 1936, 2014
90 x 130 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,886

Alain Bertrand, Empire State, Painting

Alain Bertrand

Empire State, 2015
130 x 97 x 3 cm
Painting

$12,261

Paradox'Art, Révérence à Plumes, Print

Paradox'Art

Révérence à Plumes, 2019
40 x 40 cm
Print

$472

Paradox'Art, Hallucinogène, Print

Paradox'Art

Hallucinogène, 2019
80 x 60 cm
Print

$802

Anne Juliette Deschamps, All Words White, Sculpture

Anne Juliette Deschamps

All Words White, 2014
35 x 23 x 45 cm
Sculpture

$4,126

Noëmie Rubinsztejn, Art Deco Tagger, Photography

Noëmie Rubinsztejn

Art Deco Tagger, 2018
50 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Photography

$1,002

Sovann Nou, Untitled 17, Painting

Sovann Nou

Untitled 17, 2016
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,655

Sovann Nou, Untitled 23, Painting

Sovann Nou

Untitled 23, 2014
80 x 140 x 5 cm
Painting

$4,362

Teddy Delaroque, Panthere Silver, Sculpture

Teddy Delaroque

Panthere Silver, 2017
51 x 134 x 54 cm
Sculpture

$5,895

Claude Gaspari, RefleXions R1, Photography

Claude Gaspari

RefleXions R1, 2013
80 x 120 x 3 cm
Photography

$3,537

Nicolas Cima, Carlton, Photography

Nicolas Cima

Carlton, 2014
100 x 150 x 3 cm
Photography

$6,956

Alias Lebaudy, Le couple, Painting

Alias Lebaudy

Le couple, 2018
50 x 64 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$1,415

Alias Lebaudy, Quintessence, Painting

Alias Lebaudy

Quintessence, 2019
128 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$2,594

Basile Minatchy, Champagne, Photography

Basile Minatchy

Champagne, 2018
80 x 53 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,886

Martyn Tverdun, On the Circle, Print

Martyn Tverdun

On the Circle, 2018
38.1 x 48.3 cm
Print

$1,200

Rafael Barón, Lunata II, Painting

Rafael Barón

Lunata II, 2019
128 x 98 x 0.1 cm
Painting

Sold

Yaacov Agam, Shalom Menorah, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Shalom Menorah, 1980
47 x 29 x 12.5 cm
Sculpture

Sold

Sanne Terweij, Amazonia N°1 - Colour Capsule, Sculpture

Sanne Terweij

Amazonia N°1 - Colour Capsule, 2020
20.5 x 20.5 x 4 cm
Sculpture

Sold

Florence Boré, La bague au bois, Painting

Florence Boré

La bague au bois, 2017
30 x 21.5 x 0.3 cm
Painting

Sold

Babs, Prometheus Grey, Painting

Babs

Prometheus Grey, 2018
97 x 130 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold

Arshak Nersisyan, Copines, Painting

Arshak Nersisyan

Copines, 2016
100 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold

Nicolas Galtier, 150.200-5 17 (NG79), Painting

Nicolas Galtier

150.200-5 17 (NG79), 2017
200 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$9,667

Nicolas Galtier, N°100-74 11A (NG57), Painting

Nicolas Galtier

N°100-74 11A (NG57), 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

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