Art Deco

                                                                                      Art deco style clock
The City of Lights, 1925. Advertised as the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, the world's most renowned, influential artists and designers converged together in Paris to share a vision of the future. This high profile event, the International Exhibit of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries, was organized to present the evolution of design. Hailed as a “celebration of living in the modern world, the exhibition showcased the contributions of artists' modern interpretations of established designs.

The collective of artistic visions, described as experimental and avantgarde, suggested the beginning of something revolutionary in the world of modern design. From this exhibition, a new design tradition emerged. Originally dubbed Style Moderne, the design movement now recognized as Art Deco would be given its proper name in 1968, when the passage of time allowed for the studied retrospective of the phenomenon it proved to be.

Art Deco Style is the definition of eclecticism. Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of sources, Art Deco Style has its own unique look that is difficult to define. Its range of characteristics makes it an extremely versatile style, and an enjoyable one to work with, since Art Deco is easily integrated into a wide variety of personal styles. This makes Art Deco admired by many and a favorite among collectors.

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