With the recent release of the movie, The Great Gatsby, our thoughts take us to the 1920's -- to that period of joy and decadence characterizing the ten years leading up to the Great Depression. Jazz and dancing were the rage. The hair cut for women was the bob, their dresses were short, showing their knees, and times had definitely changed.
The Empire State and Chrysler buildings in New York City are examples of Art Deco architecture, having been built in the late 1920's. Art Deco is the visual arts design style of the period and consisted of rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. Triangles and straight lines on the top of the Chrysler building make it unique.
Maitland-Smith introduced some Art Deco-inspired pieces during the recent April Furniture Market.
Geometrics are seen in the black waxstone and snow white stone box with brass accents from our new, Celerie Kemble for Maitland-Smith collection.
The table torchere from our lighting collection also reminds us of the Art Deco style. Made of brass, the finish is a golden bronze patina with a stone base and white stone shade.
If you can't resist that young, Leonardo DiCaprio, then The Great Gatsby movie is for you. Perhaps it will have you thinking of the 1920's style in home furnishings as well.