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Definition of Art Deco


Art Deco ceiling lamp

Art Deco ceiling lamp

Photo: Herman Brinkman
Definition: Art Deco was a popular design movement dating from the 1920s. It is based on stylized geometric shapes such as stepped forms, chevrons, sunbursts, and curves and was considered quite modern at the time. It is primarily known for its use of man-made materials such as chrome and stainless steel. Natural materials such as inlaid wood were also used and with its rich and vibrant colors, it is still glamourous and distinctive.
Also Known As: Art Moderne
Common Misspellings: Art Dekko, Art Deko, Art Decco
Art Deco was a popular design movement.
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