Next month I will be going on a road trip to Florida with my family. We will be staying in Daytona Beach to watch the Space shuttle launch. I’m looking forward to going down there but I hope that if we get to visit that state again, we get to see Miami, because of its collection of Art Deco buildings.
One of my favourite design styles is Art Deco. I love its symmetrical use of straight lines and curves with beautiful combinations of materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, lacquer and woods such as walnut, rosewood, ebony and oak.
Art Deco’s bold look fused together modern and functional design with exotic materials with oozed glamour and elegance. Its streamlined style punctuated with rich materials is something I love personally in design. I love design that is simple, clean and functional but is also distinct in the colours and textures it uses. I once had the honour of owning an Art Deco wardrobe and a dresser which were a beautiful Walnut Veneer.
I have visited Paris many times over the years and I love the Montmartre area of the city which has some lovely Art Deco and also Art Nouveau (Another style I love) gems.
Here are some of my favourite Art Deco pictures. Enjoy!
Left: Chrysler Building, NYC
Centre and Right: Various Buildings In Miami, Fl
Left: Lyceum Theatre Glasgow, UK
Right: Interior of the Rex Cinema, Berkhampsted, UK
Right: Art deco Fashion
Left: Art Deco Poster
Right: The entrance to the Abbesses Metro Station, Paris