Art Deco originated from the French art exposition at Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs held in 1925. While this original exposition was actually showcasing nouveau designs from around the world, it fueled the experts that President Hoover sent to learn from this event.
Experts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Institute of Architecture as well as many American architects that attended the event inspired the huge influence of designs throughout the 1920’s up until 1940.
The term “Art Deco” was not actually used as a separate category from Modernism until Patricia Bayer through a retrospective study in 1966 described Art Deco as "architecture of ornament, geometry, energy, retrospection, optimism, color, texture, light and at times even symbolism."
American Art Deco designs following the exhibition were seen throughout home décor, architecture and interior design as well as fashion and fine art.
Strong geometrics with simplistic colors and angles were prominent. They portrayed a powerful strength and beauty that was desperately needed during the economic depression that had gripped the nation.
The newest trend in home decor revolves around removable and reusable vinyl wall peels. This is a fantastic way to add deco art to any room without breaking the bank or the walls. There is no adhesive, no nails, no worry. If you are renting your home or live in an apartment, these Wall Peels are the perfect solution at a fantastic price starting at just $24.00!
We have recently added a selection of art deco wall peels to the shop for your interior decorating needs. Featured on the left is an adaptation of a vintage art deco ginko leaf design measuring 36" x 11". The perfect size for an accent wall, above a sofa table or kitchen area. You will also find art deco geometrics and inspirational designs as well as historic adaptations from Icart, The Great Gatsby and many more.
To shop our ever expanding selection, visit the Art Deco Wall Peel section of the shop.
We offer a variety of reasonably priced art deco themed wedding gifts perfect for bridesmaid, groomsmen, wedding or shower gifts. Matched designs in stunning art deco mirrored compacts for the bridesmaids and money clips or cufflinks for the groomsmen to make a decidedly Gatsby impression!
Or choose an art deco wine theme with deco inspired wine glass charms, art deco wine toppers and wine chillers.
For wedding or shower gifts, consider a set of art deco napkins or art deco kitchen towels. We offer art deco wedding gifts for the kitchen, bath and bedroom all with timeless designs inspired by art deco geometric patterns, art deco paintings and art deco scenes. We have taken the steps to redesign classic works from the art deco era for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
Each month we will add new designs to the gift shop. In addition to a new article or interest post, the art deco gifts blog is where you will find out about the newest art deco gift items we have added to the shop. We are passionate about providing the most inspiring art deco gifts in our shop and keeping the assortment fresh and exciting. Check back often or better yet, subscribe to our RSS feed and be the first to see what's new!
You will find pillows, jewelry boxes, coasters, framed tiles, necklaces, key rings, cocktail plates, serving platters and much more in the shop. We search for the most sophisticated art deco designs to use for our products, bringing you the opportunity to buy upscale art deco gifts at value prices! Where else can you find such a great selection of art deco pillows for only $20.00...