A hundred years ago, America was embarking on the decade that would later become known as the ‘Roaring 20s.’ And nothing epitomised this period in history, (also referred to as America’s ‘Jazz Age’), more than the artistic and architectural design style referred to as ‘Art Deco.’
Although Art Deco is mostly associated with the United States, it initially appeared in Paris in the years preceding the First World War. In fact, the very name ‘Art Deco’ is derived from the French term Arts Décoratifs.
Art Deco is characterised by a handful of basic design elements, including bright colours; bold geometric forms; exotic styles (often drawn from Asian and South American artistic motifs); and luxurious building materials. Classic examples of Art Deco include New York City’s Chrysler Building (completed in 1930) and Rio de Janeiro’s iconic ‘Christ the Redeemer’ sculpture (completed in 1931).
Revisit the Roaring 20s with the BGA Store
Today, as the world enters the 2020s, Art Deco appears to be making a comeback, with many people applying 1920s-era artistic themes to their homes and workspaces. For example, https://www.bgastore.uk/, a popular online retailer, offers a vast array of high-quality posters, mirrors, and frames, many of which bear the distinctive Art Deco style.
At the BGA Store, artistically-inclined shoppers can find exquisite posters depicting a wide range of subjects, from iconic black-and-white photographs to colourful nature scenes. The BGA Store also offers a range of sturdy wall mirrors and well-built poster frames, available in every conceivable shape, size, style, and colour.
Recent decades have seen a resurgence of Art Deco architecture across the US. Popularly referred to as ‘Neo-Art Deco,’ this trend can be seen in Chicago’s NBC Tower (1989) and the Smith Centre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas (2009).
Fortunately, you don’t have to go all the way to Chicago or Vegas to enjoy the inimitable style of the 1920s. Thanks to the BGA Store, high-quality Art Deco-themed home accessories are only a mouse-click away.