Art Deco Revival - Trend Report

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Nearly 100 years after its heyday, Art Deco is having a glamorous new revival. 2017 saw Art Deco influences aplenty, from the stages of the Academy Awards to the runways of famous fashion houses. The era’s distinctive geometry, dense patterning, and love affair with metals—gleaming gold anyone?—are echoed in interior design schemes, modern furniture, fabrics and contemporary wallpaper motifs. On this page, a few of our favorite examples of this year's Art Deco-influenced design.

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Dornette Tiles by Elena Salmistraro

Milan-based product designer Elena Salmistraro created the Dornette decorative tile range for Italy's Bosa ceramics, a collection that features an intricate composition of shiny metal and ceramic elements, evoking both Eastern and Art Deco motifs.

The Art Deco era's geometric motifs, dense patterning, and love affair with gleaming metals were evident everywhere in 2017, from the stages of the Academy Awards to residential interior design.

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Entrance to Toronto Home by Anne Hepfer

A gold-edged assymetric mirror and blue lucite console make for a beguilingly beautiful—and elegantly grand—entrance to a Toronto home, designed by Canadian interior designer Anne Hepfer..  

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Glamorous Twenties Pastel Print

Artist Micklyn Le Feuvre's pastel drawing of a classic Art Deco motif illustrates the timeless decorative allure of the era's iconography.

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Bar Herzog, Munich

A dramatic scheme of black, gold, and geometry defines the interior of Munich's Bar Herzog, which welcomes guests with a decorative pathway of inlaid brass veins—a motif that repeats itself throughout the space.

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Etro Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Italian luxutry fashion label Etro's 2017 spring/summer collection showcased the company's preoccupation with textile motifs—including a series of striking Art Deco influenced geometric prints.

GUBI Beetle Dining Chair

GamFratesi's Beetle Chair for Danish brand GUBI, is named for the insect which informed the chair's shape, but its elegant lines, plush upholstery and glamorous metallic finishes bear the markings of vintage Art Deco furniture design.

Varaluz Fascination Lighting Collection

The Fascination collection by Varaluz is a jewel-like suite of modern lighting fixtures made from recycled steel circles and glass discs.

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Kartell Pilastro Stool/Side Table

Part of a furniture collection that pays tribute to Ettore Sotsass, founder of the 1980s Memphis movement, Kartell's whimsical Pilastro Stool/Side Table illustrates the Art Deco influences that informed the Memphis collective's work.

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2017 kicked off with the Academy Awards, and Derek McLane's spectacular Art Deco-influenced set designs—a fittingly glamorous tribute to Hollywood's biggest night.

Art Deco Broach, Christie's Geneva Auction

Art Deco jewelry—like this diamond and lacquer brooch by Raymond Templier—figured prominently in the auction, Beyond Boundaries: Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection, held at the Geneva offices of Christie's in November 2017.

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Set Designs of Derek McLane, 2017 Academy Awards

2017's most glamorous event—the Academy Awards—featured the dazzling set designs of Derek McLane, who created a suite of Art Deco-inspired stage compositions—"whimsical, spectacular, and, to an extent, escapist"—that fittingly captured the enduring allure of movie stardom and the unabashed decadence of Hollywood's biggest night.

Derek McLane Set Design Oscars 2017

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Tempaper Removable Wallpaper

Going Art Deco doesn't have to be a lifetime commitment. Tempaper's temporary wallpaper collection is a breeze to apply, reposition, and replace, taking the fear out of permanence The Brass Belly motif, below, features a repetitive Art Deco-inspired scalloped pattern and a golden colorway that adds lustrous texture and depth to hallways, powder rooms, and most any contemporary interior.

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