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The Timeless Elegance of Art Deco

The Art Deco design movement began in Europe and derived from L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in the early years of the 20th century, but didn’t really take hold until after World War I. It was popular both in Europe and the US until the outbreak of World War II.

The term Art Deco was coined in the 1960s when interest in the style revived.

Art Deco Style is the definition of eclecticism. Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of sources, Art Deco Style has its own unique look that is difficult to define. Its style was influenced by the changing times, with the increase in travel it took inspiration from both the places people were travelling too e.g. Egypt and Africa as well as the transport, planes, cruise liners and cars. Despite using lots of industrial images and geometric lines Art Deco also oozes a sense of glamour. Because of this diversity of characteristics Art Deco is an extremely versatile style, and an enjoyable one to work with, since Art Deco is easily integrated into a wide variety of personal styles. This makes Art Deco a firm favourite with Designers and clients.

Over the years Craigie Stockwell Carpets has designed many fine examples of the genre a selection of which (inspired by the Scottish design polymath Charles Rennie Mackintosh who is regarded as a major influence on the movement. We will be running a feature on him next month.) can be found here. For more examples, visit our website or contact us and we will be happy to help.


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Posted on 09.11.18
The distinctive style of Art Deco is as relevant today as much as it was in the 1930s. Carpet and rug designers greeted this style with an explosion of creative activity.
Posted on 27.11.17
Hand-made carpets are technically very different from machine-made carpets
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