The origins of Art Deco go back to the 1920s and 1930s when glass, chrome, plastic, and resin were used to create a new modern sleek elegance in architecture, art, and furniture. The movement was a pull away from the more familiar traditional designs to one that was lauded as modern elegance symbolising both wealth and sophistication.
The first pieces of Art Deco design were seen at the 1925 Paris “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” from which Art Deco got its name.
Today, Art Deco style furniture is built with streamlined looks, dark wood, high polished finishes, and curved form.
At Klimmek Furniture many of our designs lean to modernist furniture with art deco finishes. We work with solid and veneer timbers while also incorporating metal, stone, and glass into our design.
One example is a commission we received to build a pair of Art Deco inspired shelving units that would sit either side of a fireplace. The units which you see below were made in figured walnut and fumed oak.
While Art Deco might have reached the height of its popularity back in the 1920’s – 1940’s the style that mixes glamour, luxury and order still has huge appeal for many. One of those is Barbara Streisand who incorporated Art Deco from floor to ceiling in her Malibu home. While you don’t need to do that, adding a chair, table or sideboard will elevate the style in your home.
If you’d like to talk with us about a design idea, feel free to contact us on T: 01 458 9877 or book a consultation via our website by clicking here