ABOUT ART DECO
ABOUT ART DECO
What is Art Deco
Art Deco, an art and design style popular in the 1920s and 1930s, began in Paris as a result of a large decorative arts exhibition in 1925 (Art Noveux). It quickly spread all over the world where it found use in fine art, architecture, fashion design and decorative arts.
Art Deco celebrated modern life and emphasized luxury and sophistication.
Art Deco works featured new materials like chrome, Bakelite (a type of plastic), chrome and plate glass, as well as costly materials like ivory, mahogany, and dark lacquered surfaces.
Lacquering was a process that coated materials like wood with many layers of resins to create hard shiny surfaces.
When you look at an Art Deco building or object, you see common elements like geometric shapes, often in the form of zigzags or chevrons (upside down V forms).
Art Deco emphasized vertical lines and smooth streamlined surfaces and often used bold colors and high contrasts. Art Deco’s development in the 1920s coincided with the rise of machines like airplanes, automobiles, and trains, and elements of these modern industrial things can also be seen filtered into decorative arts.
The creation of furniture to fit into new interior spaces figured prominently in Art Deco.
IN CONCLUSION, AT OPR HOUSE WE DON’T JUST INTEND TO CREATE FURNITURE. WE WANT TO PROVIDE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THE CLIENT. THIS WHILE ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO A SUSTAINABLE WORLD, THROUGH THE USE OF SPECIALIZED MATERIALS AND CRAFTMANSHIP PROCESSES IN THE MANUFACTURING OF THIS SPECIAL FURNITURE.
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