Discover Art Deco
First presented to the world in Paris at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in 1925, the Art Deco movement became an international sensation that swept the world, leaving its mark on every aspect of the decorative arts. Furniture, jewelry, ceramics, fashion, architecture, even automobile designs were influenced by its geometric and streamlined art decoration. Artists blended simplicity, repetition, and symmetry with inspiration from Modern Art, Aztec, Egyptian, and Classical works. Materials including silver, ivory, and jade, as well as plastic, vita-glass, and other man-made mediums were used in these collectible art decorations. Though the movement was short-lived due to the advent of World War II, it remains an influential element in contemporary design.