Short for Arts Décoratifs, the Art Deco style originated in Paris in the early 20th century and became popular in the 1920s. By interpreting old-world luxury and glamour through a modernist lens, Art Deco balanced beauty and function — and its standout examples of design and architecture are more relevant than ever today.
Here are a few of our favorite Art Deco references — old and new.
The Strand Palace Hotel, England, 1909
Unknown Art Deco interior
The Odeon Cinema, London, 1937
The Glass Salon, designed by Paul Ruaud, with furniture by Eileen Gray, 1932
The Hotel Saint Marc, Paris, designed by Dimore Studio
Velvet sofa by Modshop
Cabinets by Dimore Studio