We’ve seen the style everywhere lately and, yet, we can’t get enough! Art Deco is featured in movies, on the runway, in current architecture, and in themed events. At The Philmore on Broadway, we too, are huge fans of the Art Deco style. Given the gorgeous architecture in the interior of our 1920’s theater, why shouldn’t we be? Why are we drawn to this captivating design? Here is your 101 on Art Deco. If you weren’t on board before, we’re sure you will carry a torch for Art Deco after reading our blog. Whoopee!
Art Deco originated in France after World War I. The style made its debut in the United States in the 1920’s, peaking in the late 20’s and early 30’s. Art Deco provided a sense of escapism and was truly a breath of fresh air, two things that were desperately needed during the hard times of the Great Depression.
Art Deco was compelling due to its futuristic appearance. The style was very much ahead of its time. The designs represented a forward-thinking mindset and innovation. One of the most popular Art Deco inspired designs is the spire on the Chrysler Building in New York City.
We are still attracted to Art Deco and continue to play with the bold geometric shapes for new designs. Art Deco inspires us to take on the beliefs of a “new world”. The dream of a new and better place was tossed around frequently in the 1920’s. In the current century, where technology is quickly bringing us into a new age, Art Deco designs seem to fit our current visions. The hard, metallic designs represent the new technology we are creating every day.
We fall in love with Art Deco because the designs create a blanket of luxury. It can be lavish, fun, and full of frills. The style represents the best of, what was, an exuberant era. They didn’t call it the “Roaring Twenties” for nothing! The extravagant sense of style is perfect for events. As a host, you want to create a special experience for your guests. Theming your event with Art Deco helps transport your guests to a better and more exciting place.
For ideas, examples, and tips on how to incorporate Art Deco into your event décor, check out some of the Pins on our Pinterest page or call us at 260.745.1000.