Sunday, March 18, 2012

Art Decor

Art Deco followed the Art Nouveau movement that was a style of art and architecture of the 1890s, characterized by swelling sinuous outlines and stylized natural forms, such as flowers and leaves. Art Deco thrived in the 1920s and 40s.


It is based on stylized geometric shapes such as stepped forms, chevrons, blocks, sunbursts, and curves and was considered quite modern at the time.

Many buildings in the United States were designed in the art deco style such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building in NYC while the city of Miami Beach is highly influenced.


There is a resurgence of the Art Deco movement today.  Woody Allen's movie Midnight in Paris, released late last year, has triggered a lot of interest in this design style.  The new rendition of the Great Gatsby featuring Leonardo Dicaprio is due out in December 2012 which will also highlight the fashions and styles of 1920s.


For Spring 2012, high end designers are using the Art Deco inspiration in clothing as well as architecture and home furnishings.  Bold symmetrical lines, modern graphics and cut outs are being seen.

Some of  the pieces from the Rugs by Raj collection have slight influences from the Art Deco movement with mathematical geometric shapes. The products have an eclectic form of elegant and stylish modernism while also being influenced by a number of sources. We have also given them a fresh twist by using natural wools and printing techniques to give the product a global feel.

All images have been taken from various sources online

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