#IntDesignerChat Sept. 6, 2011 Topic: Art Deco And Design

5 Sep

Art Deco and Art Deco Societies can be found around the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, New York, and London to name a few.  Deco delights range from ‘palaces of the people’ cinemas,  theatres, hotels, homes, shops,  and museums.  The term Art Deco came into common usage in the 1980s as public interest in the style was renewed and is generally used to cover several distinct periods. Art Deco became known as the Skyscraper Style for the buildings that sprang up in every big city in the mid to late 1920s. This was classical Art Deco, as first popularized at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925, featuring expensive materials, angular yet voluptuous with elaborate motifs of fountains, nudes and flora.

As designers, architects, and home decor professionals we know to look for;  over-all symmetry, ziggurat (stepped) roof lines, decorative sculptural panels, eyebrows, round porthole windows, terrazzo floors, glass blocks,  curved edges and corners, elements in groups of three, neon lighting (used in both exteriors as well as interior spaces).  When asked to do a commercial project or residential design project with art deco influence,  where are we sourcing our lighting, furniture, tile, material sources.

Join @IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 6pm EDT as we discuss Art Deco.  From Ocean Drive in Miami,  the Savoy in London,  The Merchandise Mart in Chicago,  Radio City in New York City,  to the Roxy in Los Angeles  art deco influences  and inspiration is  historical and legendary part of design and architecture.



Q1: What are some Characteristics of Art Deco #Furniture?


Q 2:  How do you incorporate classic Art Deco textiles and fabric trends into your work?

Q 3: Where and how are we using,  Art Deco Style lighting fixtures today?

Q 4: Beauty + decoration were highly respected during the days of Deco. How do you incorporate Deco in bathroom design?

Q 5: Do you have any tips for finding and buying Art Deco Style #Furniture?


Transcript/Recap for #IntDesignerChat Sept. 6, 2011 Topic: Art Deco And Design  topic-IntDesignerChat-2011-09-06-2011-09-07

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