Recognizing and Appreciating the Art Deco Style of Furniture
Art Deco Style Furniture: Distinguished Features, Vibrant Wood Finish, and Spirited Designs
It is quite possible than many homeowners have heard and/or read the term Art Deco, used in reference to a certain style of architecture, furniture design, or fashion. It is also highly probable that a majority of these same individuals are unaware of the characteristics of Art Deco design; some might even speculate that this style was inspired by someone named Art Deco, similar to the designer-name clothing and fragrance labels that are being marketed today.
While any such misconception about its origin would indeed be understandable, delving into the history of Art Deco interior design design, particularly in relation to furniture design, reveals a unique era of craftsmanship and style that remains influential to the present day.
The onset of the Art Deco movement is generally linked to the early 20th century and quite often to the Art Deco period immediately after the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris, France. One of the prime influential factors in this movement was the optimism of post-First World War society, an aspect that furniture designers of the era wanted to reflect in their work; as a result, their furniture showed progressive thinking, vibrant colours, and spirited designs.
There are many noteworthy Art Deco Style furniture designers, including the following individuals:
- Paul Mccobb
- Milo Baughman
- Arne Jacobsen
- Jules Leleu
- Paul Evans
- Gio Ponti
- Hans J. Wegner
Some of the materials incorporated into Art Deco furniture by such designers consisted of:
- Exotic wood, and wood finish (teak, macassar ebony)
- Marble (in cabinet/table tops)
- Metals (especially polished metals)
- Plastics, such as Bakelite and Lucite
- Stainless steel, chrome, glass, and ivory
- Furs, animal hides, serpent skins (upholstery)
With respect to the Art Deco style itself, it is recognizable by several distinguishing features:
- Intricate wood inlays
- Symmetrical or angular lines
- Long, smooth, and sweeping curves
- Lavishness – bold colours, patterns, and prints
- Themes e.g.: animals, V-shapes, stars, sunbursts
This Art Deco furniture style continued to grow in popularity throughout the 1920s and into the 1930s; its acceptance began to fade by the outset of the Second World War as the style was considered by many to be too gaudy and extravagant in light of the sombreness of the mid-century modern times. The style experienced a revival/resurgence in the 1960s and vintage Art Deco pieces remain popular and highly sought-after today.
Stunning Modern Art Deco Furniture for Homeowners, Interior Designers, and Collectors
Homeowners, interior designers, and individual collectors interested in acquiring vintage or custom modern Art Deco furniture would be well-advised to contact/visit the fine furniture experts at Carrocel, centrally located at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.
The Carrocel fine furniture store offers a stunning collection of Art Deco pieces, including:
- Club Chair
- Dining room tables
- Sideboards and cabinets
- Stainless Steel chairs
- Art Deco Bedroom Armoires, vanities, and wardrobes
- End tables, side tables, night tables
- Dry bars, consoles, occasional tables
A selection of the many exquisite Art Deco pieces currently available from the Carrocel fine furniture store includes the following:
- Art Deco Vanity with Black Marble Top
- Round French Art Deco Tiered Side Table
- French Art Deco Rosewood and Slate Grey Sideboard Circa 1940
- Pair of Asymmetrical Art Deco Night Tables with Marble Tops
- Original Art Deco Vanity with Marble Top
- Black Art Deco Vanity with Mirror
Art Deco Mascassar Furniture:
- Custom Made Art Deco Macassar Ebony Dining Table by Carrocel
- Macassar Ebony Square Walnut Dining Table
- Macassar Greek Key Buffet
Art Deco Consoles:
- French Art Deco Cerused Occasional Table
- Art Deco Style Mirrored Console
- Art Deco Inspired Console Table Made by Carrocel
- Custom Deco Black Lacquered Console Table
For a more complete appreciation of the Art Deco furniture that is currently on display in the Carrocel store, see our Art Deco Furniture page or visit their 20,000 square-foot showroom in Toronto.
Looking for that unique Art Deco piece to enrich the décor of your home, lobby, or business? Call the vintage furniture specialists at Carrocel fine furniture today at 416-999-2525 or Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience.