An Art Deco Revival
The Art Deco design movement turned the visual world on its head with its curvilinear geometric shapes, fusing the sinuosity of Art Nouveau and the straight lines of Bauhaus. Deco-influenced forms are again making a comeback, and their chic, sophisticated aesthetic is the reason. Explore the revival of this influential design movement in some of our favorite Haute Living designs.
LUNA LIGHT BY ANNA KARLIN
The Luna light features an antique brass half cylinder shell that holds a hand molded rose alabaster acrylic sphere and cylinder. These rose alabaster shapes diffuse the light, giving off a warm glow. Luna is available in a 32.5" or 72" length, as well as custom sizes.
BYZANCE CARPET BY CARPET SIGN
Though inspired by Byzantine architecture, the crisp, contemporary geometric lines of the Byzance carpet easily translate into the realm if Art Deco. Made of 100% Merino wool, these patterned rugs come in four designs and fifteen standard colors.
PEDRERA LOUNGE TABLE BY GUBI
The artistic Pedrera lounge table is defined by its asymmetrical top and geometric metallic base. The glass top allows for the display of the sculptural base, creating a visually-light display. In addition to brass, the table's frame may be sourced in black or black chrome. Other members of the Pedrera family include floor, table, and hanging lamps.
PILL LAMPS BY AUTOBAN
The industrial form of the Pill lamp is offset by its glamorous, steel surface. Pill may be specified as a wall sconce or tabletop lamp in two sizes and finished in either gold-plated or chrome-plated steel.
HUG ARMCHAIR BY ARFLEX
A new design among the historic Arflex collection, the Hug chair provides unparalleled comfort and superb upholstery quality. There are a variety of options to customize the chair, including the specification of a high or low back, arms, upholstery in fabric or leather, and details in solid walnut, stained wenge, oak, or chocolate.
UNION SOFA BY AUTOBAN
Made of tactile, natural materials, the Union sofa unites traditional crafting with modern technology. The same combination of old and new is present in the sofa's design aesthetic, with a classical inset wooden arm panel and "floating" chaise element. Union may be sourced in a variety of fabrics with wooden inlay in American black walnut, American white oak, or European ash.
WALLIE CHANDELIER BY TATO
Inspired by the optimistic design of the fifties and an industrial certainty, the aesthetic of the Wallie chandelier is strongly reminiscent of the era of Art Deco. A luxurious combination of materials and finishes gives it a technical, yet elegant, aesthetic that makes it a statmement piece within its interior. The Wallie collection also includes a table lamp, floor lamp, and wall lamps.
RANDACCIO CIRCULAR MIRROR BY GUBI
Designed in Gio Ponti's signature style, the Randaccio mirror was crafted for the designer's own home in Milan and his very first architectural project. Randaccio unites elegance with simplicity for subtle flair. It references its original time period of the 1920s, yet remains contemporary and versatile with options for placement in the bedroom, bathroom, hallway, or dressing room.
SPEAK EASY CHAIR BY LACIVIDINA
The Speak Easy chair from LaCividina features essential, well-proportioned lines and extreme comfort. It's a multi-purpose chair, with wraparound arms and optional swivel base to promote conversation within a space. Speak Easy may be sourced in a variety of fabrics or leather with base in chrome-plated steel swivel or aluminum fixed legs.
MULTI-LITE PENDANT BY GUBI
Two opposing, outside mobile shades give the Multi-Lite pendant its defining versatility and allow the user to create a personalized installation within their space. The shifting of the shade also directs the light source in varied directions, to serve both practical and artistic uses. The Multi-Lite is available in a variety of combinations, including white/brass, black/brass, blue/brass, all brass, all chrome, white/chrome, or black/chrome.
SHADOW CABINET BY LEE BROOM
The handmade, contemporary Shadow cabinet by Lee Broom plays with the concept of optical illusion using traditionally-crafted materials. The top of the piece is a solid 3mm piece of brushed brass and the surrounding structure alternates pleated panels in American walnut and brushed brass or black inlay. This alternation allows the cabinet to be viewed as entirely walnut from one angle and brass or black from the other. Built-in cabinets are subtly-crafted within the vertical framework to ensure the design is not interrupted.
Continue exploring more Haute Living designs reminiscent of the Art Deco movement in the slideshow below: