Reasons to Decorate Your Home with Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco Furniture Lets Homeowners Recapture the Flair of the Roaring Twenties

After the conclusion of the First World War, North America and several Western European countries experienced a period of sustained economic prosperity. The era was known as the Roaring Twenties, and it gave rise to the popularity and large-scale adoption of innovations such as automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, vacuum cleaners, and commercial radio.

The 1920s also encouraged/influenced several pioneering and very visible social and cultural trends, including the Art Deco style of furniture. The birth of Art Deco is typically associated with the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris, France in 1925. Buoyed by post-First World War optimism, the furniture designers from that period combined modernist tendencies with traditional workmanship and rich materials to produce pieces that expressed a progressive mindset and included vibrant colours and bold designs.

This Art Deco furniture style continued to gain popularity into the 1930s, but its acceptance diminished throughout the years of the Second World War; the style was simply found to be too garish and flamboyant for such austere times. However, there was renewed interest in Art Deco furniture during the 1960s, and it remains a very accepted and fashionable style in the minds and homes of many Toronto residents today.

Art Deco room accents and furniture are recognizable by several distinct design elements:

  • Very decorative wood inlays
  • Symmetrical/proportioned lines
  • Protracted, smooth, and sweeping curves
  • Opulence – bold colours, patterns, and prints
  • Recurring themes e.g.: animals, nudes, sunbursts

There are several characteristics of the Art Deco style that make it a very appealing option for Toronto homeowners looking to add some flair to their living space; these include:

  • Geometric and pointed shapes – trapezoids, chevrons, zigzag patterns
  • Bright, bold colours (yellow, red, blue) with stark contrasts (sliver, black)
  • Use of exotic woods such as zebrawood, Macassar ebony, rosewood, teak
  • Exotic upholstery materials – animal skins (serpent, zebra, shark) and furs
  • Non-traditional furniture materials – stainless steel, chrome, plastic, marble
  • Shiny finishes: polished metal (brass, chrome), lacquered wood, glossy paint

Although most area homeowners can only relate to the Roaring Twenties through television programs and movies, the modern-day resurgence of the Art Deco style will allow them to recapture and relive the luxury, sophistication, and boldness of that era in their home décor.

A Superb Collection of Original and Custom Art Deco Furniture in Our Showroom

Homeowners interested in acquiring original or custom pieces of Art Deco furniture would benefit from a visit to the Carrocel fine furniture store, centrally located at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. The Carrocel store includes 20,000 square feet of showroom space, and it contains a superb collection of vintage and custom Art Deco style pieces, including:

  • Writing desks
  • Dining tables/chairs
  • Armoires and cabinets
  • Sideboards and console tables
  • Vanities, wardrobes, and end tables
  • Dry bars, servers, and occasional tables

Here are just a few of the many exquisite Art Deco pieces currently for sale in the Carrocel furniture store showroom:

Art Deco Bedroom Furniture:

French art deco rosewood armoireCompact art deco sapele wood armoiresFrench art deco burled walnut armoireCompact art deco mahogany cabinet

Art Deco Dining and Living Room Chairs:

Set six red deco lacquered dining chairsPair art deco lounge chairs dark purple leatherPair of custom made art deco zebrano wood livingroom chairs

Art Deco Sideboards:

  • Art deco style birds eye rosewood buffet
  • French art deco rosewood and slate grey sideboard circa 1940
Art deco style birds eye rosewood buffetFrench art deco rosewood and slate grey sideboard circa 1940

Art Deco Tables and Desks:

Custom made walnut art deco office deskModern custom made art deco walnut burled walnut dining tableCustom made art deco mahogany dining table rosewood bandingCustom made art deco macassar ebony dining table carrocelSet custom modern art deco inspired cocktail end tables

To fully appreciate the complete collection of Art Deco bedroom, living room, dining room, and office furniture on display at Carrocel, go to art deco or visit their 20,000 square-foot showroom in Toronto.

Bring the sophistication and boldness of the Roaring Twenties to your modern home décor with original or custom Art Deco style pieces from the Carrocel fine furniture store. Call the vintage furniture experts from Carrocel at 416-999-2525 today or contact us to arrange a no-obligation visit and consultation at our 20,000 square-foot showroom located near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.

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