Art Deco Style
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image 1Art Deco was one of the most dominant styles of the 1920's & 30's. It started as a high art luxurious style but soon became mass produced. Art Deco is often recognised by its repetitive use of zigzags, fan and chevron motifs.

Those who followed the "Modern Movement" choose new materials like tubular steel, plastics and veneered woods. Hollywood and Jazz had a major influence on the Moderne styles. A demand for bungalows seen in American films was met by builders and furniture reflected the glamour from Hollywood. The Modern Movement rejected traditional dark interiors and instead used stark clean lines and bright light colours. Large curved sun-trap windows allowed as much sunlight as possible to enter the house.

Furniture shapes were influenced by industry and technology. Strong geometric patterns could be found on soft furnishings, wallpapers and home ware. Clarice Cliff ceramics is an example of a popular home ware that used patterns of diamonds and triangles in bold contrasting colours.


"Furniture began to imitate architecture of the time. The most popular form to emulate were sky scrapers. Upholstered furniture took on a chunky boxy form, often with rounded edges." Professor Linda Nelson Johnson


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Flat Roofs

Metal Framed Windows

Leaded Glass


Key features of a 20's & 30's Modernist Home





Plain Tile Fireplaces



Art Deco House Style

Understanding the Edwardian and Inter-War Houses

Classic Modern Homes of the Thirties


Thirtiestyle: Home Decoration

Art Deco Interiors

A History of Interior Design


Deco Products

The Art Deco Home

Sheryls Art Deco Emporium

Cloud9 Art Deco Furniture

Period Style Lighting

Priors Reclamation

Snobs Knobs & Posh Knockers

Art Deco Antiques


Links for 1920's & 1930's Home

BBC Homes 1920's

BBC Homes 1930's

History of the English House: Homeowner Sales

What is the style of the 1920s and 1930s? By Sacha Markin

Design Styles- Architecture, interiors and furnishings: Dezignare


Traditional Home

Ruislip Manor Homes

English Heritage: Labour of Love


Moderne Home

History of the Modern Movement in Architecture: Borough of Spelthorne

Art Deco London Buildings

The twenties and thirties: Seaside architecture

Spirit of the Age

The Modern House Estate Agents: Stillness

Art Deco Dining Room Furniture: Love to know

Sheryls Art Deco Links Page

Modern Furniture Classics

Art Deco Furniture - Youtube



History of House Design

The Geffrye Museum

The Twentieth Century Society

The Traditional House Under Threat?

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides

Green Building Store


Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum








Post War