Art Deco Furniture
Art Deco is a style of art and design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. It began after an art exhibition in Paris in 1925 and then spread throughout the world. This style was used in a variety of ways, including architecture, fashion, and art. The primary focus of the Art Deco style was to celebrate modern living and emphasize elements of luxury and sophistication.
Some characteristics that define Art Deco furniture pieces include:
- Highly polished and light-reflecting surfaces.
- Geometric shapes, such as chevrons or zigzags.
- Vertical lines.
- Streamlined surfaces.
- Bold colours and high contrast.
To make these furniture pieces, modern materials such as chrome, Bakelite, aluminum, and plate glass were often used. Occasionally, some pieces would also feature expensive materials such as mahogany, ivory, and dark lacquered surfaces.
At Carrocel, we have an extensive selection of vintage, modern, and custom Art Deco pieces, representing an era gone by. The hallmarks of what make an Art Deco piece unique continue to be in fashion today, meaning each piece will add elegance to your home for years to come. View our collection to find the perfect item to add to your living room, bedroom, office, or anywhere else in your home.
Common Questions About Art Deco Furniture
Q1. What colours are used in Art Deco Furniture?
In most art deco pieces, the colours are bold and driven by contrast. Many items feature designs and accents in black, silver, yellow, chrome, cream, red, beige, and green. When it comes to solids, the most common colours are brown, black, and tan. However, it is also common to come across some bright colours such as oranges and pinks that highlight the mood of the roaring 20s.
Q2. What Shapes & Patterns are used in Art Deco Furniture?
Artists often use vertical lines and geometric shapes such as circles, squares, arcs, rectangles, and triangles in repeating patterns to give art deco furniture a unique futuristic look. The beautifully modern Chrysler Building in Manhattan is a perfect example of this. The building features several of these design elements, which make it stand out.
Q3. How do you incorporate Art Deco into your décor?
Art Deco evokes elegance, opulence, and glamour. Along with the classic black, white, gold, and silver, consider deep and bold jewel tones like red, blue, yellow, pink, purple, and green. Complement these with beige and cream accents to soften up the distinctive look. For dining rooms and bedrooms, softer colours are an excellent choice.
Q4. Where Can I Find Art Deco Furniture in Toronto?
If you are looking to acquire unique, vintage pieces of Art Deco furniture, a visit to the Carrocel Fine Furniture store will provide you with a lot to choose from. With 20,000 sq. ft. of showroom space, we have one of the largest collections of original Art Deco furniture in Toronto, including:
- Dining tables and chairs
- Sideboards and console tables
- Wardrobes, vanities, and end tables
- Cabinets and armoires
- And more
Visit our location to view our complete collection of Art Deco furniture, or contact us today to learn more about the pieces we currently have in stock.