Characteristics of Art Deco

Beginnings & Characteristics

  • The Art Deco design movement began in the 1920’s and continued through the mid-1940’s
  • Evolution of previous prevailing styles – Art Nouveau and influenced by Cubism
  • Heavily reliant on repetitive geometric designs
  • Bold colors with rich wood and gold-tone metal accents
  • Objects were designed with relative simplicity in mind with an admiration for the Modern Age of machine-made objects with streamlined silhouettes
  • Juxtaposition of Man-made objects and objects found in Nature
  • Art Deco design can be found all aspects of everyday life from utilitarian objects in the home to fashion and jewelry, advertising and more

Art Deco Architecture


Art Deco Furniture


Art Deco Fashion


Art Deco Jewelry 


Art Deco Art & Artist

René Crevel


Emma Childs


Tamara de Lempicka