Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Everything Old is New Again in.... Art Deco

Art Deco happens to be one of my favorite styles.  There are quite a few examples of Art Deco in Buffalo, NY.  Some include: the architecture of Buffalo City Hall, decor at Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo Central Terminal, Electric Tower, etc.

What is Art Deco?
   Art Deco is a decorative style.  It was especially popular during the 1920s and 1930s.  It originated in Europe.  Art Deco is characterized by geometrical shapes, bold outlines, zig zag forms and synthetic materials.

Items from Etsy shops that would fit this style:

Buffalo, NY Postcard
Vintage Postcard Art Deco Greetings From Buffalo New York Linen Postcard Win the War stamps 1943 WW II

Richardson Towers

Richardson Towers Buffalo, NY Digital Print - 11x14

Salt and Pepper Shakers

1940's ART DECO Salt & Pepper Set in Box Empire State Building NY Unused

Themes in Art Deco:

social progress
technological progress
strong colors

Do you have any pieces in your shop that fit this style? If so, post below.

1 comment:

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