The Art Deco style

At the beginning of the 20th century, the enthusiasm for the dazzling progresses of industries stimulates a stylized, geometrical art, revealing the beauty and richness of the new world. As soon as 1910, early refined and regular-shaped works are realized, distancing themselves from the Art Nouveau asymmetries and undulations. It is in 1925, at the Paris International Exhibition of Decorative Arts, that the new style affirms its importance and causes a sensation.

Art Deco is rich in colorful ornamentation in architecture, favoring the geometrization of forms: human figures, plants, flowers, take stylized forms. The progress of Industry is put at the service of art to create impressive ironworks, immense glass windows, perfectly mastered forms.

Emblem of the Roaring Twenties, Art Deco reflects the pride of the modern world, adopted as well for the decoration of the most famous skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building, or by couturiers Jacques Doucet and Jeanne Lanvin. Timeless, Art Deco remains an important source of inspiration, especially in decoration and interior design. The "Metropolis" fireplace created by the Maison & Maison designer is a perfect example.

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