In this first installment of our series on specific dining furniture looks, we are featuring art deco dining room furniture. Most people have a general familiarity with the term art deco, but are hard pressed to describe exactly what art deco dining room furniture looks like. Below is a quick overview of the history of the art deco design style as well as descriptions of what types of dining room furniture has the look of this famous design era.
History of Art Deco
Art deco began in Paris in the 1920s and thrived throughout the 1930s. The style, which is based on mathematical geometric shapes, also experienced a resurgence in the 1960s. The term “art deco” did not exist until 1968, when it was coined in a book by Bevis Hillier, Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. Prior to that, the design style was often referenced as a modernist follow-up to Art Nouveau style.
Art deco globally influenced all areas of design, from architecture and interior design to visual arts. A great example of art deco architecture is the Empire State Building in New York City.
The design style is eclectic, but the overall look is usually streamlined and linear. Art deco furniture and prints are often characterized by symmetry, angular shapes and bold, bright colors.
Sleek, Mod Dining Room Furniture
Art deco furniture is elegant, functional and, above all, sleek. Steel, aluminum, chrome, glass and dark, shiny woods are used to capture this modern look in dining room furniture sets. Dining room chairs stylized by this era would have seats covered in colorful patterns with zigzags or sunburst motifs.
Dinette.com has a number of dining room furniture sets that could complement a modern home that features art deco design style. For instance, the Park Avenue Glass Dining Room Set would fit beautifully into a dining room accented with Pop Art and boldly printed colors. The 5-piece set features a round, glass-top dining room table that is tinted black. The metal dining room chairs have a shiny black finish and black vinyl seat cushions. Trust us, it’s sleek and glamorous—all of the things that first made the art deco look famous!
Check out our favorite art deco dining furniture piece—the Park Avenue Glass Dining Room Set—at Dinette.com!