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Trust is an essential element in the creation of a personal space. Interior designers work hand in hand with art consultants.

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Art Deco was born during the post- bellic period after the first world war, as a reaction to the tragic times people lived in. It is a design movement that emerged in the early 20th century whose trend never gets old thanks to its bold, luxurious, and glamorous aesthetic. Art Deco interior design is characterized by a harmonious blend of geometric shapes, vibrant colors, and lavish materials. Understanding the basics of Art Deco can help you create a space that exudes sophistication and timeless elegance. At the core of Art Deco design are geometric patterns that provide a sense of order and symmetry. Incorporate angular shapes such as chevrons, zigzags, and stepped forms into your interiors. Geometric patterns are a must on wallpapers, flooring, and even furniture, to create an aesthetic environment. Art Deco is synonymous to opulence, and the use of luxurious materials is key to achieving the desired aesthetic. Consider incorporating materials such as polished chrome, lacquer, exotic woods like mahogany and zebrawood, and glossy marble. It is characterized by bold and a contrasting color palette. The furniture is characterized by symmetrical designs, with smooth surfaces and geometric shapes. 


Atelier Cléophée, Fuoco, 2022. Courtesy of Galerie Libre Est L’Art


In addition to being historical in the sense of the significant trends that came before it, Art Deco was both contemporary and forward-thinking. In addition to drawing inspiration from abstract art, Art Deco painters looked for exotic cultural components to use in their works. This is understandable given the wide range of cultural motifs they used, which included ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia, Mesoamerica, and Africa above all. Since Art Deco was the first worldwide decorating style, the local variations also served as inspiration for the theme selection. After losing popularity, Art Deco was revived in the 1960s with the advent of consumerist culture. The legacy of this ornamental style persists today, primarily in the domains of fashion, product, and industrial design, because of its universal visual language and ability to adapt effectively to the demands of mass manufacturing. Many Art Deco foundations have been established to continue the preservation and restoration of architectural landmarks constructed during the Art Deco golden ages, as a result of the movement's growing popularity in the art market for paintings and other art-related items.

Steve Fortier, Capsulated Quadrants. Courtesy of Art Works Gallery


The creation of an interior space is very personal and very important. Trust is an essential design component, as homeowners put the creation of their space in the hands of professionals. To this end, it is essential for interior designers to work hand in hand with art consultants. The main difference between the two of them is that an art consultant has the perfect mind to select the right artworks. The main reasons why they play a pivotal role in the creation of a space are the following: first, deciding the best artworks that fits the project of an interior designer is very important, but time consuming. As we all know, time is money, so the figure of an expert can be essential to find the perfect piece of art a designer is hunting for. Second, an art consultant has relationships with galleries, so it's easier to benefit from discounts or agreements. In addition, they have a true understanding of the value of an artwork, always being ready to negotiate the best deals. Third, a consultant can make the process of buying art fun, releasing an interior designer from the stressful part of organizing the logistics behind the projects, such as contracts, shippings, framing and hanging. Last,the artworld can be very overwhelming, but a professional can help with organizing selected portfolios of artists fitting the art deco interior design space, without leaving a designer unsatisfied, finding a piece worth investing in. 

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Cover image: Tyler Shields, The Girl in the Red Car, 2022. Courtesy of Off-Piste Fine Art

Written by Asia Artom

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