Art Deco originated in the 1920s, spreading across Europe and the United States well into the ’30s.
100 years later, it’s making a comeback. Largely, the design trend has stayed true to its origins — think sleek curves, sophisticated colours, mirrored surfaces, sumptuous fabrics, geometric patterns and glam metallics — but with a slight tweak to suit a 21st-century audience.
Below, we share eight of our favourite Art Deco-inspired pieces available to buy today.
#1) Sweetpea & Willow Brooklyn Bar Trolley, £265
Give this swanky bar trolley pride of place in your living room or dining room. Wheel it out to impress your guests – perfect for pre-Christmas drinks and New Year’s Eve soirees! The circular trolley has three glass shelves and is coated in an antique brass finish. Style it with glamorous glassware, bottles of your favourite tipples and a cocktail stick or two!
See it at sweetpeaandwillow.com.
#2) Cult Furniture Blush Geometric Deco Print Velvet Cushion, £20
Scatter a couple of these glamorous cushions on your sofa or bed for the perfect finishing touch to your art deco-style room. The cushion features a gold geometric motif printed on dusky pink velvet fabric.
Shop this (and similar styles, great for mixing and matching) at Cult Furniture.
#3) Luxxu Explosion Mirror, price on request
This showstopper features gold plated brass and crystal spikes that protrude from a smoked black mirrored centre. The mirror’s innovative shape makes it the ideal statement piece for an otherwise blank wall. It’s certain to draw the eye and become a focal point of your space.
Enquire about the mirror on Luxxu’s website.
#4) Lagoon Mind The Gap Gatsby Drum Pendant Lamp, £325
Light up your Art Deco themed room with this stunning pendant lamp. The handmade piece features gold foil geometric shapes applied to a black linen drum shade. The designer has lined the interior of the shade with a gold coating, which will emit the perfect glow when illuminated with a bulb. The piece comes with a matching metallic ceiling rose to complete the look.
Shop it at vivalagoon.com.
#5) The Contemporary Home Glass Nite Lite, £3.49
Made from glass by award-winning manufacture, Gisela Graham, this tea light holder features a gold Art Deco-style fan motif printed on turquoise-coloured glass. It’s a lovely little accessory, certain to add a little glam to any empty spot on a shelf.
See it at tch.net.
#6) Sweetpea & Willow Eichholtz Trapezium Chair, £1,124
In the Irish Independent newspaper, interior designer Siobhán Lam explains what she looks for in an “accent piece“:
“A good accent piece needs to stand out – be that through innovative shape, style, colour, process or pattern. […] It also needs to perform its function well and make sense with your room’s general scheme. […] The idea is that the piece of furniture will work with the general scheme, but also has its own uniqueness which makes it stand out.”
We think the Sweetpea and Willow’s Eichholtz Trapezium Chair fits the bill. It is the perfect accent piece for an Art Deco-style space. The glamorous shell back, sumptuous velvet fabric, deep turquoise colour and elegant brass legs make this chair stand out for all of the right reasons. We’d place it in the lounge, master bedroom or hallway.
#7) Audenza Art Deco Style Pink Bottle, £49
This decorative glass bottle is the epitome of art deco with its sweeping curves and soft rose colour. It’ll add a touch of glamour to your sideboard, drinks trolley or dressing table.
View it at Audenza.com.
#8) The Forest & Co. Set of Two Deco Cocktail Glasses, £19
Who could resist these stylish Martini glasses? Proudly display them on a deco bar trolley (such as the one shared above).
Stocked at Not On The High Street.