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.
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.