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Art Deco

Add a touch of nostalgic glamour and flair to your walls with our incredible range of art déco frames. Be inspired with these gold, black, lacquered and rich wood frames.

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FRAME DESIGNS

In the famous words of Gatsby: "Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!"

Our designers have hand picked a range of frames that wouldn't look out of place in the home of Gatsby himself. So now you can capture some of that 1920s Hollywood glitz by adding some subtle decorative elements in your own home.

"An indulgent palette of black and gold defines this trend - teamed with a striking pattern in the same colourway for a sophisticated feel"

Art Deco wall paint colours

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COLOURS

In addition to gold and black, bold and regal frame colours can be used to capture the essence of Art Deco's "high style". Deep shades or red, navy and yellow are used frequently in many Art Deco interiors.

Feel that the bright colours too much? You could always pair your art with our silver art deco frames for a more tranquil and toned-down look.

TEXTURES & PATTERNS

Lacquered frames and accessories play a part along with a range of carefully selected patterns. Think trapezoidal, zigzagged and triangular shapes along with sweeping curves and sunburst motifs.

ART COMBINATIONS

There are many bold and brilliant pieces of reproduction Art Deco themed posters available. With plenty of options out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the possibilities. However, some of our personal favourites include vintage adverts from the 20th Century which were futuristic in design. There are also plenty of homages to the fashion too which can be framed... think Vogue covers. And finally, black ad white architectural photography can look incredible. The choice is yours when it comes to Art Deco options.

ADVERTISING

Advertisements from the Art Deco era remain highly sought after in the modern age. A.M. Cassandre, a pioneer of the machine poster style, popularised the airbrushing of images and revolutionised this discipline for years to come. Art deco advertisements are striking and often futurist in nature, they represent the boldness of the modern era and always look great in a picture frame.

Aperitif Amer Picon, Artist: Severo Pozzati. Art Deco drinks advertisement 1920s
The Rio Cinema Poster - Art Deco London Illustrated - Giclee Art Prints
Pirelli Tyre Advert Advertising Poster

FASHION

Art Deco was one of the major artistic influences of the 1920s and 30s, its opulence and nature endure today, providing the bedrock for some of the most popular styles ever. Its influence can be sported in various fashion publications such as Vogue, and catwalks around the world.

Poster Print of Delineator cover January 1929
Illustration of a Vogue August, 1929 cover
Vintage Art Deco Fashion Magazine Cover

ARCHITECTURE

The Art Deco trend had a huge impact on the architects of the time, with many buildings following the 1925 ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’ taking inspiration from the fair. Some of the most beautiful buildings around the world were constructed during this Golden Age, many of which make for beautiful photographs, perfect for framing. As well as architecture photography, you can find many artist illustrations of buildings and cities renown for their Art Deco heritage.

A black and white picture of a young woman looking out onto the Arc de Triomphe
Chanel Shop front
Chicago City Skyline Print
Art deco room with large colourful art and dining table

HISTORY

Art Deco first appeared in France; its name derives from the 1925 ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’. This trend was adopted the world over and dominated popular culture and architectural design from 1925-1940.

The trend was inspired by the developing technology of the 1920s which can be seen in the smooth lines and geometric shapes that are characteristic of the movement.